Category Archives: Kenya and the ICC

Updated: Kenya’s President Rips into New York Times Article Largely Favourable to Him

This story gets weirder by the day. Last week, the New York Times published a fascinating article by James Verini exploring the record of former ICC chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and, specifically, his record in Kenya. It wasn’t pretty. The … Continue reading

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A Brutally Honest Confrontation with the ICC’s Past: Thoughts on ‘The Prosecutor and the President’

In the world of international justice, it’s often said that states and societies must confront the past in order to move forward. But the same is true of the International Criminal Court (ICC): the institution needs to learn from its … Continue reading

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Intimidated Witnesses, ICC Judges, and ‘Justice’ – Mission Creep or a Revolution Long Overdue?

Claire Smith and Fanni Andristyak join JiC for this post on ongoing efforts to ensure that witnesses at the International Criminal Court are adequately protected. Claire is currently at the UNESCO Secretariat examining the protection of cultural heritage in armed … Continue reading

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Protecting the Story-Line: Why Kenya Refuses To Surrender Witness Intimidation Suspects to the ICC

Just when you thought the drama was over… There have been reports of widespread relief among staff of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that their long-running and dramatic political run-in with Kenya was finally a thing of the past following … Continue reading

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Justice for Post-Election Violence in Kenya – An Obituary

Champions of international accountability join with the survivors of human rights violations in Kenya to announce the premature death of justice for crimes perpetrated in the aftermath of the 2007 elections. Following the final death throes of the cases at … Continue reading

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A Missed Trial or a Mistrial? The End of the ICC Cases against Ruto and Sang

It’s over. Almost six years after the International Criminal Court (ICC) intervened to investigate those responsible for the 2007-08 post-election violence in Kenya, everyone of the Court’s targets has escaped judgement day. What started out as the “Ocampo Six” — … Continue reading

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Concessions from the Half-Way House – Leveraging Membership in the ICC

In the world of the International Criminal Court (ICC), there are two types of states: the member-states who accept the jurisdiction of the Court and the non-member states who don’t. The ultimate goal of the international criminal justice project, beyond … Continue reading

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