September 1, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today postponed the commencement of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case against Charles Ble Goude at the defense's request to complete its preparation. The hearing, previously scheduled for September 22, is postponed to ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
UN human rights expert Doudou Diene on Thursday stressed the importance of remembering the victims of the violent post-election crisis that gripped the West African nation of the Ivory Coast two years ago. The five-month long post-election crisis, which resulted in at least 3,000 civilian deaths, ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for an Ivory Coast politician charged with four counts of crimes against humanity. Charles Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to orchestrate a wave of post-election violence ...[read more]
May 24, 2013
by G. Redd
African foreign ministers agreed Friday to request that Kenyan leaders accused of inciting violence following the 2007 elections stand trial in their home country rather than before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. This follows Tuesday's report by the Truth Justice and ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A report released Tuesday by the Kenyan Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) names President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto as having contributed to human rights abuses that took place after the 2007 election. The report alleges the two officials helped fund and plan ...[read more]
February 15, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Kenyan government is being sued for police brutality in the violence that followed the country's 2007 presidential election. The suit has been brought against the government by the families of seven victims and eight wounded survivors, along with four human rights groups. According to the ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Lawyers for Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday filed a motion in the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking for a review of the court's decision to proceed with the trial against Kenyatta. The defense claimed that the prosecution's evidence is fraudulent, especially given that ...[read more]
November 12, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 12, 2010, the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) accused the country's former Cabinet Minister, William Ruto, of interfering with the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of 2007 post-election violence. The ICC had announced one month prior that it would ...[read more]
October 26, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda expressed concern on Thursday that Kenya's government had delayed in turning over evidence to the ICC regarding the country's 2007-08 post-election violence. Bensouda also expressed concern about witness intimidation and the " ...[read more]
October 22, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Monday began her first official visit to Kenya with a statement that the ICC will not delay the scheduled trial of four Kenyans facing charges of crimes against humanity, even though two of the accused will be top candidates in ...[read more]

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