In October of this year news outlets around the world broke a story related to allegations of corruption and unethical leadership by the former head prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo. The allegations of meddling in cases after having stepped down, leaking confidential information, and operating secret off-shore bank accounts was shocking to many who follow the developments at the Court. However, corruption and unethical actions are not confined to one or two ‘bad apples’. Such actions are all too prevalent within global institutions holding themselves out as good governance institutions or defenders of human rights. In light of recent scandals, attention for professional ethics and good governance has never been more important.
UGlobe’s Global Studies team invites you to join the panel discussion which will address how ethical violations can happen within large organizations and power structures, what ethical standards within international criminal justice should look like, and how the actions of the former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court came to light. The Panel Discussion starts at 16:00 until 17:30 and will be followed by drinks.
Panelists will include:
- Prof. Judith van Erp, Professor of Public Institutions at Utrecht University, School of Governance, working on issues of unethical behavior in institutional settings
- Colleen Rohan, International criminal defense lawyer and author of ‘Ethical Standards in International Criminal Law’, in Rohan and Zyberi (eds.) Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice, Cambridge University Press (2017)
- Hanneke Chin-A-Fo, Investigative journalist with the NRC Handelsblad, who broke the story about Ocampo in the Dutch press
The panel will be moderated by Brianne McGonigle Leyh.