“I deeply hope that the horrors humanity has suffered during the 20th century will serve us as a painful lesson, and that the creation of the International Criminal Court will help us to prevent those atrocities from being repeated in the future.” Luis Moreno-Ocampo
This event is sponsor by: Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, Introduction to the Humanities Program, the, Forum on Contemporary Europe, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford Film Lab, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the International Law Society, Stanford Law School.
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Speakers: Luis Moreno-Ocampo (International Criminal Court, The Hague) On 21 April 2003, the Assemby of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, unanimously elected Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo of Argentina as first Chief Prosecutor of the Court. Between 1984-92, as a Prosecutor in Argentina, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo was involved in precedent-setting prosecutions of top military commanders for mass killings and other large-scale human rights abuses. He was the Assistant Prosecutor in the “Military Junta” trial against Army commanders accused of masterminding the “dirty war”, and other cases of human rights violations by the Argentine military. In 1992, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo resigned as Chief Prosecutor of the Federal Criminal Court of Buenos Aires, and established a private law firm, Moreno-Ocampo & Wortman Jofre, which specializes in corruption control programs for large firms and organisations, criminal and human rights law. Until his election as Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo worked as lawyer and as Private Inspector General for large companies. He also took on a number of pro bono activities, among them, legal representative for the victims in the extradition of former Nazi officer Erich Priebke to Italy, the trial of the chief of the Chilean secret police for the murder of General Carlos Prats, and several cases concerning political bribery, journalists’ protection and freedom of expression. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo also worked with various local, regional and international NGO’s. He was the president of Transparency International for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has served as on the global Advisory Board and the Board of Transparency International, a world-wide organisation whose aim is to reduce corruption in business transactions. The founder and president of Poder Ciudadano, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo also served as member of the Advisory Board of the “Project on Justice in Times of Transition” and “New Tactics on Human Rights.” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo has been a visiting professor at both Stanford University and Harvard University.
Carlos Castresana (United Nations, México) Mr. Castresana received his law degree in 1979 from Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. He served as a District and Examine Judge, and Court Magistrate for a number of years, before becoming a member of the Public Prosecutors of Spain, where he worked in the Anti-drug and Anti-corruption Special Offices. In 2005, he was appointed Prosecutor of the Supreme Court. He was also a professor of criminal law at the University Carlos III, Madrid. Mr. Castresana authored the formal complaint and subsequent reports in the Pinochet Case before the Audiencia Nacional in Spain. He has served as an expert in international legal cooperation and other issues in Europe and Latin America, under appointment of the United Nations, European Union and Council of Europe. He received the Human Rights National Award in Spain in 1997, was awarded the Doctorate Honoris causa from the Guadalajara University, Mexico in 2003, and the Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco in 2004. Mr. Castresana teaches courses on human rights in Latin America and international criminal law and is the Coordinator of Project H32, in the United Nation’s Office of Narcotics and Crime in Monterrey, Mexico.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday, November 13, 2006 5:00pm: Public address by Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Carlos Castresana 6:30pm: Evening reception with dinner. Invited guests from: Forum on Contemporary Europe, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford Law School. Tuesday November 14th 12:00 p.m Lunch with Carlos Castresana and Luis Moreno-Ocampo. 1:30 p.m. Conference: Presentation by Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Carlos Castresana at Wallengberg Hall 4:00: p.m. Coffee break informal discussion 6:00 p.m. Reception: Dinner with speakers.
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