This feature documentary follows the Chief Prosecutor through the first trials of the newly formed International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo investigates and prosecutes some of the world's worst criminals for some of the world's worst crimes. He's a hero to genocide survivors, but has bitter enemies on both the Right and the Left. Is the ICC a groundbreaking new weapon for global justice or just an idealistic dream?
Ages 15 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues
Social Studies - Law
Engage the class in research about the role and influence of the international community in relation to individual sovereign nations. Then assign students to debate the question: Should there be a higher authority than the nation-state? Consideration should be given to the role of the International Criminal Court as well as specific international interactions such as humanitarian work, military interventions and peacekeeping missions. Students could also give presentations about individuals or groups involved in activism across international borders.