ICC prosecutor optimistic on Kony

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is sounding an optimistic note on the hunt for fugitive Joseph Kony. Via AFP: Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony will be captured or killed this year, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said Thursday. Luis Moreno-Ocampo added that the "Kony 2012" video, produced by the Invisible Children ...

By , a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is sounding an optimistic note on the hunt for fugitive Joseph Kony. Via AFP:

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is sounding an optimistic note on the hunt for fugitive Joseph Kony. Via AFP:

Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony will be captured or killed this year, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said Thursday.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo added that the "Kony 2012" video, produced by the Invisible Children advocacy group and viewed nearly 100 million times online, forever changed a conflict that has raged since the late 1980s in relative obscurity.

"We reached a complete new generation," following the 28-minute video’s release, said Moreno-Ocampo, who in 2005 secured an arrest warrant for Kony and four of his top deputies, two of whom have since died.

"Kony will be arrested or killed before the end of this year," the Argentinian Moreno-Ocampo told journalists, without specifying why he felt the elusive rebel leader would finally be found.

Moreno-Ocampo wraps up his nine-year term as prosecutor in the next few months.

David Bosco is a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of The Poseidon Project: The Struggle to Govern the World’s Oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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