25 Sep 2014 1 Comments
Is it fair to have a monument to honor west gate victims yet non for post election violence victims
Bensouda's Continuous Chase After Barasa
13 Jun 2014 0 Comments
The ICC arrest warrant against Kenyan journalist Walter Barasa was first issued under seal on 2 August 2013. It was made public on 2 October 2013. Barasa is wanted by the ICC for allegedly bribing or attempting to bribe three prosecution witnesses in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang. Barasa is continuing to make spirited attempts to block his extradition to The Hague. The latest resulted in the 29 May 2014 ruling by Kenya’s Court of Appeal to suspend the arrest warrant that was ordered by the High Court on 14 May 2014. This cartoon was commissioned by The Hague Trials Kenya.
ICC Prosecutor Bensouda and Her Witnesses
04 Jun 2014 0 Comments
The ICC case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang recently hit another snag when the prosecution - with the permission of the court - withdrew a witness whom it deemed no longer credible. Trial Chamber V(a) also adjourned the trial to 16 June 2014 following the prosecution's request for time to avail another witness to testify. Although he had no objections to the adjournment, Ruto's lead counsel, Karim Khan, told the court that the prosecution should be ordered to get its 'ducks in a row' in reference to the prosecution's witness line-up. This cartoon was commissioned by The Hague Trials Kenya.
15 May 2014 0 Comments
On 17 April 2014 ICC Trial Chamber V(a) granted, by majority, the prosecution’s request to subpoena eight Kenyan witnesses to appear before the court in the trial of deputy president Ruto and journalist Sang. According to the ruling, the government of Kenya shall assist in compelling the witnesses to appear before the ICC either by video-link or before the chamber convened in Kenya. The ICC has also permitted Kenya and Ruto’s defence team room to appeal the decision. This cartoon was commissioned by The Hague Trials Kenya.
Accept and Move On?
06 May 2014 0 Comments
Accept and move on! That’s a line that Kenyans have gotten familiar with in the last few years, particularly in reference to the cases at the International Criminal Court. Dr. Meddy's cartoon suggests that perhaps some people who were internally displaced by the 2007-2008 post-election violence have gotten some extra incentives to move on. This cartoon was commissioned by The Hague Trials Kenya.
01 Apr 2014 0 Comments
24 March was the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. Since 2010, the UN has marked 24 March as a date honouring the memory of those who have suffered widespread human rights abuses and to promote a global right to truth and justice. Some Kenyans have asked if Kenya should not have a day to honour the victims of the 2007-2008 post-election violence. This cartoon was commissioned by The Hague Trials Kenya.
Lost in Translation
20 Mar 2014 2 Comments
Last week during the Ruto and Sang hearing at the ICC, Witness 442 complained about the Swahili interpreters. This occurred when defence lawyer Joseph Kigen-Katwa read her the English transcripts of video clips that he played in court. This cartoon imagines a scene in The Hague should more complaints of losses in translation arise. This cartoon was commissioned by The Hague Trials Kenya.
14 Mar 2014 0 Comments
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, have charged that the International Criminal Court is a tool of Western imperialism. Some observers see hypocrisy in the fact that their defence teams feature British lawyers. For more on this topic, read a recent analysis entitled Did a British PR firm propagate the anti-Western rhetoric surrounding the ICC cases? This cartoon was commissioned by The Hague Trials Kenya.
18 Feb 2014 0 Comments
Last week, Kenyan media devoted plenty of ink and airtime to Luis Moreno Ocampo. The attention came after the release of Ocampo Exclusive, a video interview with the first ICC chief prosecutor that was based on questions crowdsourced from followers of The Hague Trials Kenya Facebook page. In what was his first media interview since leaving his office in The Hague, the Argentine lawyer said he had been asked by some diplomats to prevent Kenya’s current president and deputy president from running in the 2013 elections. Watch the Ocampo Exclusive video interview here. This cartoon is part of our project The Hague Trials Kenya.
A Daunting Shadow
30 Jan 2014 2 Comments
The ICC case against Kenyan president Kenyatta that was supposed to commence on February 5th has been postponed indefinitely, due to witnesses withdrawing and a general lack of evidence. The case is proving to be a daunting challenge for the ICC. This cartoon is part of our project The Hague Trials Kenya.
How Free is Kenyatta?
09 Dec 2013 3 Comments
This cartoon is part of our project The Hague Trials Kenya. Background: The Kenyan delegation at last month’s Assembly of States Parties (ASP) celebrated what they saw as key amendments to the rules of procedure and evidence in the ICC cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto. One major win: modifying Rule 134, which might permit the Kenyan sitting heads of state to be tried in absentia. But prior to that, on 15 November, some Kenyan delegates were less pleased. The UN Security Council rejected the African Union’s bid for Kenyatta’s and Ruto’s trials to be altogether postponed for one year.
On September 10, 2013, the International Criminal Court (ICC) commenced hearings against Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, and Kenyan journalist Joshua Sang. On February 5, 2014, the ICC trial against Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is scheduled to begin. The three are accused of playing a role in the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008. The Africa Desk of Radio Netherlands Worldwide and This is Africa have set up an online discussion platform to follow these cases. Our cartoonists are contributing to the project by visualizing different perspectives that help fuel the debate.