NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luis Moreno Ocampo, Global Practice Counsel at Getnick & Getnick LLP, is featured in the documentary Watchers of the Sky, which premiers Friday at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York. He is the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and is currently pursuing international whistleblower cases as part of leading Getnick & Getnick’s global practice combating fraud and corruption.
Moreno Ocampo was the first Chief Prosecutor of the permanent International Criminal Court, based at The Hague (June 2003- June 2012). His office was involved in twenty of the most serious crises of the 21st century including Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan, and Palestine. He indicted dozens of suspects of massive crimes including Joseph Kony and Muammar Gaddafi.
The documentary is based on Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell. It uncovers the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. It is also shows Ambassador Power’s current efforts at the UN, former Nuremberg Prosecutor Ben Ferencz, and Moreno Ocampo’s indictment of Sudanese President al-Bashir, for genocide in Darfur. The trailer is here — http://www.musicboxfilms.com/watchers-of-the-sky-movies-108.php
“For nine years, as the ICC Chief Prosecutor, I conducted investigations of massive atrocities around the world and prosecuted the perpetrators,” Moreno Ocampo said. “Now at Getnick & Getnick, I am representing individuals and companies implementing global solutions to fight fraud and corruption.”
Getnick & Getnick, one of the nation’s leading whistleblower law firms, aims to level the playing field against global corruption and illegal business conduct by representing individuals and businesses with information about bribery, fraud and other corporate crimes occurring outside of the US. The recently enacted Securities and Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Law program provides financial rewards for such information and assistance and last month announced a $30M award.
Moreno Ocampo is scheduled to speak about international fraud and compliance matters as the keynote speaker at the Fall meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law in Buenos Aires on October 24th.