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Kenya parliament approves controversial anti-terrorism law
December 20, 2014
Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a sweeping new anti-terrorism law after some of its members engaged in a shoving match that led to blows being exchanged. Those opposed to the bill, citing violations of free speech and other civil liberties, shouted, threw water, and even threw books at the Spe....... [more]

ICC drops crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan president
December 5, 2014
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda dropped the charges of murder, rape, persecution, deportation and other inhumane acts against Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on Friday. This action comes after an ICC trial chamber order on Wednesday that required the prosecutor to....... [more]

ICC refuses to dismiss or delay Kenyatta case
December 4, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday denied both the prosecution's request for further adjournment and the defense's request to terminate the proceedings in the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The ICC then instructed the prosecution to file a notice within one week "indi....... [more]

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]




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