Details the history of the ICC since Nuremberg and focuses on the recent explosion in international justice from the Yugoslav and Rwandan tribunals leading to the creation of the ICC. It also goes into the situation countries where the ICC is investigating or has issued indictments against perpetrators of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide: Uganda, Congo, Sudan (Darfur), and Colombia.
Former child soldier Jimmy Otim describes how he was abducted from his boarding school by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and forced to commit atrocities. Christine Anek barely survived an LRA attack on Pagak, an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in northern Uganda, and calls for the LRA perpetrators to be brought to justice.
Tells the story of the investigation leading to the arrest warrant for a sitting head of state, Omar al-Bashir, the President of Sudan for genocide. The drama is played out in the UN Security Council in New York, in the ICC headquarters in The Hague, and in Darfur.
Survivors of the scorched earth attack on the village of Bogoro in the Ituri region of eastern Congo describe their plight, and call for justice. The alleged perpetrator of the attack, Germain Katanga, is arrested and brought to the ICC in The Hague, charged with crimes against humanity.