Category Archives: Kenya

Three Reasons Why the ICC Intervenes in Ongoing and Active Conflicts

An ongoing and active debate amongst virtually anyone interested in international criminal justice is whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) should or shouldn’t intervene in ongoing and active conflicts. Proponents generally maintain that the ICC can have positive impacts on bringing live conflicts … Continue reading

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Posted in Conflict Resolution, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Processes, Uganda | 2 Comments

7 Random Thoughts on Justice and Stuff

A lot has happened in the world of international justice since my last post at JiC. So here are 7 stories and thoughts on the ICC and other justice-related stuff from recent weeks. 1. A Strong and Weak ICC? It … Continue reading

Posted in Admissibility, Complementarity, Crime of Aggression, Humanitarian Intervention, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Law, Justice, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Palestine, Palestine and the ICC, Peace Negotiations, Responsibiltiy to Protect (R2P), Transitional Justice, UN Security Council | Leave a comment

UPDATED – What a Mess: ICC Prosecutor Seeks Delay in Kenyatta Trial

Yet another twist in the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Yet another win for victory for critics of the International Criminal Court (ICC). And yet another delay in the pursuit of justice and accountability for Kenya’s 2007/08 post-election violence. … Continue reading

Posted in ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Kenya, Kenya and the ICC | 13 Comments

Kenya and the ICC: Coming to a Head?

Starting this week, member-states of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will gather in The Hague for the ICC’s yearly Assembly of States Parties (ASP) conference. This meeting of member-states is shaping up to be one of the most contentious – … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Article 16, Assembly of States Parties, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, UN Security Council | 7 Comments

Kenyatta’s Next Move: What Kenya Wants from the ICC

Kenya’s dreams of getting the UN Security Council to defer the cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto have collapsed, at least for the time being. Key members of the Security Council aren’t willing to go for … Continue reading

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Putting the ICC’s Kenya Cases on Ice

Kenya wants the United Nations Security Council to halt the trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. With the African Union at its side, Kenya has asked the Security Council to temporarily defer ICC prosecutions through the … Continue reading

Posted in Article 16, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, UN Security Council | Tagged , | 11 Comments

A Brand New Low: Ruto Blames the ICC For Westgate Tragedy

By now, readers will be intimately aware with the ongoing and tragic crisis unfolding in Nairobi. According to reports, al-Shabab militants have barricaded themselves and hostages inside Westgate mall. Some 70 civilians have been killed with well over a hundred … Continue reading

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The Price of Deference: Is the ICC Bowing to Pressure in the Kenya Cases?

Thomas Obel Hansen joins JiC for this fascinating guest-post on the internal and external pressures facing the ICC in the Kenya cases. Thomas is an independent consultant and an assistant professor of international law with the United States International University in … Continue reading

Posted in Burundi, Eritrea, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, Rome Statute, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

Kenya’s Withdrawal from the ICC – An Act in Vain?

Yesterday, Kenya’s Parliament voted in favour of a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the wake of the vote, there has been some alarmist rhetoric about what Kenya’s move to withdraw from the Court means for … Continue reading

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The ICC and Kenya Parting Ways? What it Means and What it Doesn’t.

UPDATE: Kenyan Parliament has now approved a motion to withdraw from the ICC. A bill will be introduced to this effect in 30 days. Opposition MPs boycotted the vote. For a new post on whether the vote was in vain, … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), International Law, Justice, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC | Tagged , , | 24 Comments