Film screening : The Reckoning - Brussels, 29th April

One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival,

The Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU,

People in Need, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court

the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

the Human Rights and Democratization Network (HRDN)

invite you to the screening of :


Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities around the
world, more than 120 countries united toform the International Criminal Court
(ICC)—the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter
how powerful) of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.

The Reckoning follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team
for 3 years across 4 continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s
Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up
the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with
genocide in Darfur, challenging the UN Security Council to arrest him. Building
cases against genocidal criminals presents huge challenges, and the Prosecutor
has a mandate but no police force. At every turn, he must pressure the
international community to muster political will for the cause. Like a deft
thriller, The Reckoning keeps you on the edge of your seat, in this case with
two riveting dramas—the prosecution of unspeakable crimes and the ICC’s fight
for efficacy in its nascent years. As this tiny court in The Hague struggles to
change the world and forge a new paradigm for justice, innocent victims suffer
and wait. Will the Prosecutor succeed ? Will the world ensure that justice

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