GLOBAL LAW & SECURITY
Economic, environmental, and political circumstance have resulted in historic numbers of refugees, stateless populations, and ambiguous borders. Managing security and humanitarian issues is increasingly complex and urgent. Global Law is necessary to clarify the responsibilities of States and to safeguard the treatment of individuals within their boundaries. Global law is often the last chance for refugees with no remaining legal options. It also provides a common framework around which nations can work toward solutions for better security. As the first Chief Prosector of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo interacted with state parties, the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union, the European Union and the Organization of American States as well as non parties. In this processes, Ocampo established the structure and strategic policies in cooperation with 81 different countries to investigate numerous human rights violations while protecting witnesses and investigators.
International institutions are increasingly looked to for guidance in navigating rapidly globalizing populations, opportunities, and crises. This is why legal precedents established today will become more important with time. Investment in transparent and accountable global processes now, can have long term benefits for human rights.