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ICC Lets Kenyan Vice-President Skip Court Appearances

ICC Lets Kenyan Vice-President Skip Court Appearances

Judges accused of bowing to political pressure after deciding that Kenya’s deputy president can stay away from most of his trial. By Felix Olick | Kenya,  and  Simon Jennings | ICC International legal experts and human rights groups in Kenya have strongly criticised a decision by judges at the International Criminal Court, ICC, for their […]

ICC’s Funders Seek Greater Efficiency

ICC’s Funders Seek Greater Efficiency

As the court asks for a bigger budget, it will need to consider where cost savings can be made. By Blake Evans-Pritchard, Simon Jennings | International Justice – ICC The gleaming new front desk which greets visitors as they enter the International Criminal Court’s, ICC, Hague-based headquarters does not exactly scream austerity. Renovating the entrance […]

Kenyan Chief Attorney Locks Horns With ICC

Kenyan Chief Attorney Locks Horns With ICC

By  Robert Wanjala | Kenya As Kenya’s president and two other suspects prepare to face trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Attorney General Githu Muigai has disputed claims by prosecutors that his country is not cooperating as much as it should.  Debate The heated exchange took place during a public debate held […]

Kenyatta’s Winning Game

Kenyatta’s Winning Game

As Uhuru Kenyatta is confirmed as president, experts say a strong campaign landed him many votes in areas usually dominated by his main rival. By Bernard Momanyi | The AfricaPaper Nairobi, Kenya – Political analysts in Kenya say Uhuru Kenyatta’s election as president is largely due to energetic campaigning which won him significant numbers of […]

PROSECUTOR SEEKS NEW CHARGES IN DRC

PROSECUTOR SEEKS NEW CHARGES IN DRC

The AfricaPaper | DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO As eastern region sees renewed violence, commentators question whether justice process actually deters atrocities.   By Mélanie Gouby, Simon Jennings The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, has asked judges to issue new charges against two alleged warlords in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. While experts […]

TAYLOR VERDICT ADDS IMPETUS TO ICC EFFORTS

TAYLOR VERDICT ADDS IMPETUS TO ICC EFFORTS

Former Liberian president successfully prosecuted for war crimes, though command responsibility not proved. Simon Jennings | The Hague   Charles Taylor Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was convicted of war crimes this week by the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, SCSL. Simon Jennings, IWPR’s Africa editor, looks at the trial and its significance. […]

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