My ideal career is being a criminal Lawyer. Several facts about this law field make me interested like the fact that behind every crime there are criminal elements whose proof in the conjunctive is a necessary condition to proof that the defendant has committed a given crime or in the disjunctive which must be proven by proving one of the available multiple facts (Hg.org, 2011). In addition, I have a great passion in understanding the criminal mind behind various scenarios like in the “Whodunit” movie where the prime suspect isn’t the criminal yet everyone is convinced they are behind the crime (Conrad and Mai-Wyss, 2003).
Furthermore, I like facing new challenges which present opportunities for learning and self-growth which I believe will place me in high places of work. I believe the position calls for impartial personalities, a major requirement for our course, since issues like corrupt leaders and government who are in the need of protecting the images of some of its prominent members would like to divert the ruling of the court or the directions of the investigations making the prosecution process unfair or deferring it from happening.
As a criminal lawyer, I would like to work for an organization like the Coalition for the International Criminal Court which are partnering organizations for the International Criminal court around the world working to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC and guarantees that the court is reasonable, effectual and independent, making justice transparently and universally, and promote stronger national laws that convey justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humankind and genocide (Marlies, 2006). Alternatively, I would like to work for the International Criminal Court (ICC) itself.
According to Marlies (2006), ICC is governed by the Rome Statute and is the first interminable treaty based international criminal law that assists in the putting to end all impunity for the perpetrators or the most serious crimes of concern to the international community like genocides, war crimes and crimes against human kind. The court was established to build Global Civil Society which composed of all like-minded states and NGO coalition for an international criminal court (icc-cpi.int, 2011).
The court has an autonomous prosecutor who can start on his own investigations, and formulate the case that this was primarily due to global civil society influence. I would like to work in the office of the Prosecutor to be responsible for getting referrals and any authenticated crime information within the Court’s jurisdiction, for their examination and conducting investigations and prosecutions before the Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo runs the office assisted by the Deputy Prosecutor Mrs. Fatou Bensouda in charge of the Prosecution Division (Phy, 2010).
As a result of this course, I believe that in working hard and remaining informed about the most recent happenings and instances in the world, I will achieve the best of knowledge about law in the universe. Relating this knowledge to what I have learnt in class will provide me with useful theoretical application of my course in the real world. With the theoretical application and extra courses I believe I will stand better chances of working with the affiliate ICC groups preferably in my country or outside and later to the office of the Prosecutor.
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Conrad Hy and Mai-Wyss Tatjana, (2003). Whodunit Crime Mysteries. Steering Publishing Co., Inc. New York: NY.
Criminal Law – Guide to criminal and penal law, (2011). Retrieved on 24-03-2011 from http://www.hg.org/crime.html last updated on N.d.
Marlies Glasius, (2006). The International Criminal Court: a global civil society achievement. Routledge, New York: NY.
Phy S., (2010). The understanding and analysis of the international organization the case of the international criminal court. Verlag. Nordestedt: Germany.