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Vol 52 No 6

Published 18th March 2011


Kenya

On to the trial

Despite a dissident judge and government lobbying, the ICC is set to try six politicians accused of mass murder and has issued summonses

Kenya’s government is still trying to dodge the International Criminal Court, whose Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) ruled on 8 March that six high-level Kenyan suspects must appear at the Hague on 7 April to hear the charges against them of crimes against humanity during the post-election violence in 2007-08 (AC Vol 52 No 1 & AC Vol 52 No 4). The government has asked the United Nations Security Council for a year’s deferral, challenging the ICC’s power to take up the case.

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