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The Growing Crisis With the International Criminal Court
In April, the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) refused to authorize an investigation into alleged war crimes that have been committed in Afghanistan since 2003. The Prosecutor’s 20,000-page request, issued in November (More)
EU on Kenya presidential election: potential damage to democracy and stability
The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) released a preliminary statement Tuesday on Kenya's presidential elections claiming that the current state of the elections had damaged the electoral process, political institutions and the population.T (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The US Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved $51.35 billion in funding on Thursday for state and foreign appropriations , including $10 million to help fund the UN agency that (More)
Kenya opposition candidate threatens to boycott re-vote
Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga , whose campaign against the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta was declared unsuccessful after a countrywide election last month by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Committee (IEBC) , has issued a (More)
Kenya Supreme Court invalidates recent presidential election results
Kenya's Supreme Court ruled 4-2 Friday to invalidate the recent presidential election. President Uhuru Kenyatta was reelected after winning 54 percent of the votes in the recent election, which was held on August 8. The petition , filed on August 1 (More)
Kenya electoral commission fails to offer opposition server access
Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission allegedly failed to follow a Supreme Court order on Tuesday requiring the electoral commission to grant the opposition computer access to verify controversial election results. According to Ra (More)
Kenya top court orders election commission to give opposition access to vote count
Kenya Supreme Court ordered the election commission on Monday to allow Raila Odinga's National Super Alliance (NASA) and Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party limited access to its computer servers and electronic devices to assess the vote-count for themsel (More)
UN rights chief urges Kenya leaders to avoid post-election violence
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on Kenyan leaders Tuesday to "take the responsible path and exercise their leadership to avoid violence" in the wake of last week's contentious election. Deadly protests erupted ove (More)
Kenya president's controversial reelection triggers deadly protest
According to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights , a protest in opposition of the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second five-year term has resulted in at least 24 people dead on Saturday. Kenya police used live ammunition and (More)
UN rights experts urge Kenya to cease crackdowns on rights groups
A group of UN human rights experts urged Kenya on Tuesday to stop crackdowns on human rights groups to protect the integrity of the August elections. The experts warned the crackdown on the rights groups could delegitimize the election process and po (More)
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