Local Justice in Africa: Out of the Spotlight

February 04, 2014

Local tribunals require media attention if they are to be alternatives to the ICC. Kenya’s president, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, and his deputy, William Samoei Ruto, face charges for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC). They stand accused of orchestrating the...

Justice for Kenya

February 03, 2014

A closer look at the ICC and the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Background Despite the fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may appear to be a recent phenomenon, in reality, the long story of its establishment stretches back to the late 19th century. In 1872, Gustav...

Kenya’s Withdrawal From the ICC: A Get Out of Jail Free Card?

January 09, 2014

A critical look on why Kenya should not withdraw from the ICC. December 29, 2007, marked the beginning of the darkest two months in Kenya’s 45 years of independence. In the preceding five years, the country had rid itself of President Daniel Moi’s dictatorial regime and, after 24 years of...