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4 days ago
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A Kenyan member of parliament (MP) on Friday evening called for all judges of the Kenyan Supreme Court [official website] to resign after it was recommended that a tribunal investigate Justice Philip Tunoi for allegedly accepting a Sh200 million bribe. MP Olago Aluoch of Kisumu West said [Daily Nation … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2016
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto [official profile] appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday to argue for the dismissal of the charges of crimes against humanity filed against him and his co-defendant, broadcaster Joshua Sang. The defense claims that the charges should be dropped in … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Office of the Prosecutor with the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] unsealed arrest warrants [order, PDF] Thursday for Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett, two Kenyans charged with interfering with the prosecution of the Kenya Situation. As Gicheru and Bett were arrested and made aware of the … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court [official website] has requested [order, PDF] that South Africa provide an explanation for the country's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile]. As an ICC member, South Africa was required to arrest Bashir on his two-day stay in the country during a mid-June … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile] was allowed to leave South Africa on Monday, despite a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court [official website] that he should be kept in the country [JURIST report] because of International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] warrants [ICC materials] for his arrest. Shortly … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A judge for South Africa's high court on Sunday issued an order barring Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile], who has an international warrant out for his arrest, from leaving the country. Bashir, who was visiting South Africa for an African Union [official website] summit, is currently wanted by … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it asked the UN Refugee Agency [official website] to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July. The request comes in the wake of the Garissa University massacre, an attack [JURIST report] by Shebab insurgents that left nearly 150 dead. A … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court [official website] (ICC) on Friday withdrew charges [decision, PDF] against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was charged with crimes against humanity for inciting post-election violence [JURIST archive] in 2007 and 2008 during which more than 1,000 people died and more than 600,000 were displaced. Although … [read more]


Legal News
1 Feb 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons to answer … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jan 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday expressed concern [press release] over the killing of a man who was a potential witness in the trial of Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto [ICC materials; JURIST news archive]. Meshack Yebei was abducted late in December and found dead on … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] on Friday decided to adjourn the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case materials] indefinitely. Kenyatta was charged in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2014
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The Court of Appeal of Kenya [official website] on Thursday issued orders blocking [text, PDF] the High Court of Kenya's arrest warrant [JURIST report] for journalist Walter Barasa. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe witnesses testifying against Deputy President William Ruto [JURIST news archive]. The arrest warrant was … [read more]


Legal News
15 May 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The High Court of Kenya [official website] issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for journalist Walter Barasa, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] for interfering with witnesses in the trial of Deputy President William Ruto [ICC materials, PDF; JURIST news archive]. Barasa is accused [BBC … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court [official website] on Thursday granted the prosecution's request to subpoena eight Kenyan witnesses [decision, PDF; press release] in the trial of Kenyan Vice President William Ruto [ICC materials; JURIST news archive]. The witnesses are no longer cooperating and are not willing to testify against Ruto, … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku announced on Wednesday that Kenya deported 82 Somalis and rounded up hundreds of other undocumented immigrants in response to a series of attacks committed by Somali Militants since 2011. Since the crackdown [BBC report], almost 4,000 have been arrested, nearly 500 of whom … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] adjourned the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case materials] on Monday. Kenyatta was charged [summons, PDF] in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence following Kenya's 2007 elections, which led to … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The High Court of Kenya [official website] ruled on Wednesday that journalist Walter Barasa can be extradited to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder]. Barasa is accused of using bribes to disrupt the prosecution in the ongoing crimes against humanity case against Kenyan Deputy President William … [read more]


Legal News
14 Feb 2014
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Kenyan Attorney General Githu Muigai told [text, PDF] the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Thursday that Kenya would not turn over financial records of President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case materials] without a court order in compliance with Kenyan law. Muigai noted specifically that his office was in no … [read more]


Legal News
9 Feb 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The UN and the African Union (AU) [official website] have signed [press release] a joint agreement on the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in Africa. The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura [UN profile], signed the document with Ambassador Smail Chergui [AU profile] of Algeria, … [read more]


Legal News
5 Feb 2014
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Office of the Prosecutor [official website] at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday requested that the court indefinitely delay the proceedings in the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC materials], which was originally scheduled for February 5. Prosecutors reportedly claim that the Kenyan government … [read more]

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