Friday, December 03, 2010

Moving Forward on Prosecutions in Kenya

Yesterday, ICC Prosecutor, Luis Mereno-Ocampo, confirmed that on December 17th he will publicly announce summons for the six individuals he believes are responsible for the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007. He has affrimed that "the responsibility of six individuals who in accordance with the evidence bear the greatest responsibility for the crimes committed will be evaluated in court. These people will go to The Hague". He has not stated why he will not apply for arrests warrants but this action is not without precedent. In June of this year two Sudanese rebels, Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus, came to the ICC under summons.

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