The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo has earlier this week applied for an arrest warrant against the President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Even though the application of the Prosecutor is to be welcomed, there has appeared doubts during the last days concerning the credibility of Moreno-Ocampo and thus also the Court.
We must first agree that the establishment of the ICC is the most important and encouraging event in international law since the establishment of the UN in 1945. Therefore it is important that the Court's credibility is safeguarded by its friends. It is with great sorrow I can observe that the Prosecutor is not meeting up to the expectations. Three issues that appear to be independent question the appropriateness of Luis Moreno-Ocampo to his function.