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At the European Parliament in Brussels a nine-day human rights documentary film festival was rounded up on Thursday. Our local correspondent brings this report.
The fifth "One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival" took place in the European Parliament in Brussels on May 17 to 26. The festival aims to screen films from all around the world—raising political and human rights issues.
One of the documentaries in competition was the film Prosecutor by the Canadian filmmaker Barry Stevens. It shows the difficulties the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo encountered when he tried to bring to justice the perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr. Moreno-Ocampo answered questions after the screening on Tuesday. He talked about the ICC's latest case concerning recent developments in Libya.
[Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor ICC]:
"I think Libya case is a test for humanity now. Because when their crime started immediately ten days later, the UN Security Council unanimously decided to intervene. And request the ICC prosecutor to investigate, so we did it. We collect the evidence and now we present to the judges. And now the three judges independent judges will decide. If Mr. Kadafi should be or not prosecuted. If it is a 'yes' that is the end of the game. He should be arrested. Then that would be a way to protect the civilians in Libya because what's happening is not just what's happening in Bengasi. Where they're under fire. Also in Tripoli in the cities under Kadafi's control they're arrested, tortured and killed each day. So the only way to protect civilians in Libya is to arrest M. Gadafi."