Monday, November 15, 2010
ICC in the Media, Update #12
This week the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) came out in defiance of William Ruto's visit to the Hague. They say that Ruto should be investigated for reportedly persuading three violence witnesses to recant their statements that implicated him in the violence. The ICC Prosecutor has stated that Mr. Ruto's visit the Hague last week, which was widely thought to be an attempt to clear his name, did not change the course of the investigation. A recent poll revealed that public support in Kenya for the ICC's involvment is greater than ever before. It found that 68% of Kenyans support the ICC, up from 54% in June. Recent articles in Kenyan media have urged the government to set up a local tribunal to work alongside the ICC by prosecuting guilty individuals not named by the ICC. In other news, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan continues to travel internationally, despite the ICC warrant for his arrest. This week Sudan's President is traveling to Saudi Arabia, a non-member state, to perform the Muslim pilgrimage. Photo credit: Daily Nation.