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09 March 2011 by -

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued summonses against six Kenyans to answer charges of masterminding the 2007-08 post-election violence that claimed more than 1,300 lives.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The six, senior allies of President Mwai Kibaki and of his rival Raila Odinga, were ordered to make initial appearances in two separate hearings before the court on 7 April, four months after they were named as suspects by ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo.

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27 April 2011 by -

Dear reader, please find the latest IJT. The next issue will be published May 11th 2011.

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02 February 2011 by Linawati Sidarto

Radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang was the only non-politician among the six Kenyans named by the International Criminal Court in December as the alleged masterminds of the country’s post-election violence. Experts, however, warn against comparisons between Kenya’s Kass FM and Rwanda’s notorious RTLM.

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08 September 2010 by -

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19 May 2010 by -

The UN should support the establishment of a tribunal to try Somali pirates, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxime Verhagen said on Monday.

By Hermione Gee

Verhagen said the tribunal should preferably be located in Kenya, under the supervision of the UN. Russia also supports the idea.

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30 June 2010 by -

The world’s first pirate court opened in the Kenyan port town of Mombasa on Thursday. Set up with the help of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the high-security courtroom will hear cases of maritime piracy and other serious criminal offences.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

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16 June 2010 by -

The United Nations human rights chief last week urged the Kenyan government to reconsider setting up a special tribunal to deal with 2007-2008 post-election violence.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

“I have been assured that this option is still open,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said.
An estimated 1,300 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the violence, which also included widespread rape, arson, robbery and other crimes.

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01 February 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 144.

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25 June 2014 by Abdullahi Boru, Nairobi (Kenya)

One year after its publication in May 2013, Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) recommendations remain dead letters. A combination of leadership struggles, political inertia and procedural issues has led many Kenyans to view the commission’s extensive report as yet another exercise in avoidance, designed to lower the political temperature. 

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