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21 April 2010 by Claire Wachira

Almost two years after the birth of Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), set up in the aftermath of violent presidential elections, problems continue to plague the body. 

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27 April 2011 by Claire Wachira

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) has begun its first public hearings in Northern and upper Eastern Kenya, where it has so far collected 3,474 statements. 

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Kenya's TJRC "had no political champions," says Mutuma Ruteere, director of the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies in Nairobi (Photo: Flickr/unisgeneva/UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré)
04 May 2015 by Abdullahi Boru, Nairobi (Kenya)

Earlier this year Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in his state of the union address not only apologized on behalf of the state for past human rights abuses, but also announced a three-year, 10 billion Kenyan-shilling (96 million-euro) “restorative justice” fund for victims of such atrocities. But critics say much is unclear about the plan and how it will co-exist with reparations processes and procedures envisaged by the now defunct Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) [IJT-162].

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Al Jadeed journalist Karma Khayat flanked by defence lawyers at the opening hearing of her contempt trial (Photo: Flickr/STLebanon)
04 May 2015

IJT 181 examines what two contempt cases at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon show about the main in absentia trial seeking to uncover who killed Lebanese ex-premier Rafik Hariri.

Other features:

  • Will Kenya’s restorative justice fund sideline truth commission findings?
  • Will new reparations body in Ivory Coast fulfill promise? 
  • Hopeful to move forward, Bosnian millennials try to unearth war skeletons

News briefs:

  • Netherlands court backs decision not to prosecute Dutchbat soldiers over Srebrenica deaths
  • ​Controversial Libyan Senussi trial to enter final phase
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01 December 2010 by Claire Wachira

Kenya expects the International Criminal Court this month to hand out six arrest warrants to alleged perpetrators of the country’s post-election violence. Public speculation is rife, and the looming warrants are causing tension between Kenya’s two main political parties.

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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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20 October 2010 by Judie Kaberia

News of a prominent Kenyan suspect surrendering himself to the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week sparked public excitement in the country. Meanwhile, Nairobi continues its struggle to reach justice for perpetrators of its post-election violence. 

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