Friday, 18 July 2008
ICC to Pay EUR 120,000 in Compensation for Wrongful Dismissal of an Employee by the Prosecutor
The International Criminal Court has been ordered to pay out EUR 120,000 in compensation to a whistleblower who complained about the alleged sexual impropriety by Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and then was fired by him in what the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organisation called a ‘breach of due process’, writesJoshua Rozenberg, the legal affairs writer for The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/lawreports/rozenberg/2304736/Omar-al-Bashir-of-Sudan. Rozenberg says the Prosecutor should resign immediately. This hit the news yesterday, although the ruling came out earlier in the month, a few days before the Prosecutor's spectacular public request for charges against Sudanese President Bashir. It was a melancholy way to mark the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute.