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Author Nichols, Lionel, author.

Title The International Criminal Court and the end of impunity in Kenya / Lionel Nichols.

Publication Info. Cham [Switzerland] : Springer, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (265 pages) : illustrations.
Series Springer Series in Transitional Justice
Springer series in transitional justice.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The period immediately following Kenya's 2007 presidential election left a shocking trail of atrocities, with over 1,000 people dead and countless thousands left victimised and displaced. In response, the International Criminal Court began a series of investigations and trials, promising no impunity for even the highest ranking perpetrators. When the country's president and vice-president were implicated in the crimes, the case took on worldwide significance. The International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya is a five-year study addressing critical human rights issues with a global reach and is the first detailed account of the ICC's intervention in Kenya. It probes the relationship between the ICC and state institutions, known as positive complementarity, and asks whether the ICC's intervention led to an end to impunity. The author provides comprehensive analysis of the Waki Commission's sealed envelope, the government's attempts to establish a special tribunal and the trials in The Hague. He also provides in depth consideration of any influence the ICC's intervention may have had on the passing of a new constitution, the establishment of a truth commission and important reforms to the judiciary, police and witness protection programme. Documenting the effects of these interventions on the Kenyan people, and on the country's legal and judicial systems, the book provides vital lessons in global justice as it: ́ℓØDetails the ICC's involvement in Kenya in the aftermath of extreme violence and instability ́ℓØEvaluates the ICC prosecutor's strategy of positive complementarity ́ℓØIdentifies optimal conditions for positive complementarity to be effective ́ℓØLinks cultures of impunity to state-sponsored corruption ́ℓØExplores the possible impact of the ICC on national and global policy ́ℓØDiscusses implications in responding to future crimes against humanity Replete with official government sources, The International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya is necessary reading for researchers and practitioners working in public international law, particularly those specialising in conflict and post-conflict states.
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: The Strategy of Positive Complementarity -- Chapter 3: Kenya's Post-Election Violence and History of Impunity -- Chapter 4: From Nairobi to The Hague -- Chapter 5: Prosecuting Perpetrators -- Chapter 6: Don't be Vague, Go to The Hague! -- Chapter 7: Rule of Law Reforms: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc? -- Chapter 8: Culture of Impunity -- Chapter 9: Conclusion.
Subject International Criminal Court.
International criminal courts -- Kenya.
International criminal courts -- Political aspects.
LAW / Criminal Law / General
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Nichols, Lionel. International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya 3319107283 (OCoLC)897719238
ISBN 9783319107295 electronic bk.
3319107291 electronic bk.
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-319-10729-5 doi
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