The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

Synopsis: Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities that convulsed the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC)-the first permanent, independent (treaty based) international criminal court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter how powerful) of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court 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 justice mandate but no police force. At every turn, he must pressure the international community to muster political w
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Pamela Yates
Production: Skylight Pictures
  3 nominations.
95 min
59 Views an ongoing investigation

being conducted... both my team at the Manhattan

DA's office and Interpol.

- What investigation?

- I run a group at Interpol...

...that focuses on financial operations

associated with organized crime.

About two years ago, we began

receiving correlated intelligence...

...regarding the illicit activities of

a bank based out of Luxembourg...

...the International Bank

of Business and Credit.

Under the direction of its chairman,

Jonas Skarssen...

...we believe the IBBC has quietly

become the bank of choice...

...for monies associated with

organized crime, capital flight...

How is any of this related to Schumer

and the New York DA's office?

The IBBC's Manhattan branch... the epicenter of its U.S.

Money-laundering operation.

Schumer and I

were working this case together.

Agent Salinger and his department

have been assisting us.

Why weren't we informed

of these details prior to this briefing?

What was Schumer doing

here in Berlin?

I set him up on a blind date

with an IBBC executive...

...who was aware of our investigation

and looking to make a deal.

And the identity of this informant?

We don't know. He took precautions

to keep his identity anonymous.

For the past 12 hours,

I've been trying hard to find him.

I believe that if this man isn't

already dead, he soon will be.


Because, just like Schumer...

...anyone that's in a position

to move against this bank...

...has either ended up dead

or disappeared.

Agent Salinger,

given your history with this matter...

...I should think

you would be more careful...

...before making

such extreme accusations.

My history?

What are you talking about?

We've reviewed your dossier.

Have you?

Well, that means you know

just about shit.

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Paco de Onis

Paco de Onis is an American documentary film producer. His film, State of Fear: The Truth about Terrorism, won the 2006 Overseas Press Club Award for "Best Reporting in Any Medium on Latin America". more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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