In this overview of the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court, I present main takeaways from the Decision on Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo’s claim for compensation and damages that was issued on 18 May 2020. More precisely, I display specific features of Mr Bemba’s claims, explain the Court’s interpretation of Article 85 of the Rome Statute, and offer a more general reading of both the law which provides victims of miscarriage of justice with remedies before international criminal tribunals, and the philosophy which underlays these provisions. As a side note, I also mention recent activities of the United States directed at the Court, including sanctions and other deterrent measures employed to this end in recent months.
Keywords: International Criminal Court, compensatory responsibility, miscarriage of justice.
This article is published in Polish