How crucial is it that a heinous crime be investigated on an international level? The International Criminal Court, or ICC for short, is tasked with tracking down systematic human rights violations. Independently -- and around the world.The first ICC trial began in February 2009. The accused: Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. How are chief prosecutor Ocampo and his staff approaching the case, and how are they gathering evidence? And just how powerful is the International Criminal Court? In the al-Bashir case, the court's authority appears to be quite limited. Despite the arrest warrant issued against him, the Sudanese president is still free to roam the African continent. But chief prosecutor Ocampo has no doubt that al-Bashir will one day stand trial in the Hague.