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UN SG praises campaign to end female genital mutilation
October 30, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday praised the launch of a global media campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) stating that "nding FGM is part of the UN's unwavering campaign for the health, human rights and empowerment of women and girls." The Secretary-General acknowledged ant....... [more]

Kenya president calls for ICC case to be dropped
October 8, 2014
Lawyers for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday asked that the International Criminal Court (ICC) drop the case against the leader for crimes against humanity and acquit him, arguing that the prosecution does not have adequate evidence to prove its case. Kenyatta's appearance at the status....... [more]

ICC orders status conference in Kenyatta trial for October 7 and 8
October 4, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday ordered a status conference for October 7 and 8 in the case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to attend with over 150 members of the Kenyan Parliament. The hearings will be held to discuss the status....... [more]

ICC: Kenya president must attend hearing
October 1, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday found that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear in court for his hearing next week, rejecting a request by the leader to be excused due to scheduling conflicts. The ICC stated that the case had reached a "critical juncture" and that "the req....... [more]

International Criminal Court summons Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta
September 20, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday summoned Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta to appear in the court on October 8. Kenyatta and the Kenyan government have been charged with holding onto documents requested by prosecutors working on Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial. If Kenyatta doe....... [more]

ICC prosecutors adjourn trial of Kenyan president indefinitely
September 5, 2014
The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday decided to adjourn the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta indefinitely. Kenyatta was charged in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence following Kenya....... [more]

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo
September 4, 2014
A group of East African and South Sudanese rights group submitted a petition Wednesday to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) calling for an immediate comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan. IGAD, which is made up of eight East African nations including Kenya, Ethiopia and Ugand....... [more]

Kenya passes law to protect against human trafficking
August 29, 2014
Kenya's parliament passed a law on Wednesday that will provide greater support to victims of human trafficking and will make it easier to secure convictions for perpetrators. The Victim Protection Bill provides improved support to victims of crime, including the provision of a place of safety, food....... [more]

Rights group alleges abuses by Kenya anti-terror police group
August 18, 2014
Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in violation of international human rights laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. Based on interview research conducted between November 2013 and June 2014, terrorism sus....... [more]

Kenya appeals court blocks ICC arrest of journalist Walter Barasa
May 30, 2014
The Court of Appeal of Kenya on Thursday issued orders blocking the High Court of Kenya's arrest warrant for journalist Walter Barasa. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe witnesses testifying against Deputy President William Ruto. The arrest warrant was originally ordered in cooperation with t....... [more]

Kenya high court issues arrest warrant for journalist wanted by ICC
May 15, 2014
The High Court of Kenya issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for journalist Walter Barasa, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for interfering with witnesses in the trial of Deputy President William Ruto. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe prosecution witnesses to try and pe....... [more]




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