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2020, t. 3, nr 2 (6), poz. 26
2020, Vol. 3, No. 2 (6), item. 26
2020-12-09
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Patryk Gackaschool

Review of case of law of the International Criminal Court (5)

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