Category Archives: Kenya

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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Mass Atrocity Monday, 5/2/2016: The Wagalla Massacre

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people died on the Wagalla airstrip in early February, 1984. The victims were ethnic Somalis living in Kenya’s North Eastern province. Their killers were members of the Kenyan army, ostensibly investigating reports of a planned rebellion by members of the … 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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A Threat to Justice – Ruto Decision a Cautionary Tale on ICC Independence

Elizabeth Evenson joins JiC for this take on recent developments in the cases against Kenya’s William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang as well as the political appeasement of Kenya by states at the International Criminal Court. Elizabeth is senior international … Continue reading

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1990s Hollywood Film Covers Meet Anti-ICC Propaganda – A Lighter Moment from this Year’s ICC Conference

Last week, I reported at length about the trials and tribulations of this year’s Assembly of States Party’s conference. Most of the conference had a rather somber tone, due to frustrations and concerns over the Kenyan government’s attempts to subvert … Continue reading

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Kenya Gambled and Lost at the ICC’s yearly Conference – But it’s not Game Over Yet

The African Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) had just been launched at one of the dozens of Assembly of States Parties (ASP) side events. There were a few minutes left and so, as the moderator of the event, I … Continue reading

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The Curious Timing of Announcements at the ICC

International institutions, political parties and big companies. Something all of these have in common is their interest in sharing good news when the world is paying attention and bad news when it isn’t. The logic is simple: the sharing of … Continue reading

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