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Springer Series in Transitional Justice

The International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya

Authors: Nichols, Lionel

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  • Provides a comprehensive account of the International Criminal Court’s recent involvement in Kenya
  • Covers investigations and prosecutions related to the Kenyan situation that have occurred at the local, regional and international level
  • Uses the case of Kenya to identify lessons that can be learned from that by criminal courts in other countries that experienced similar episodes of violence
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About this book

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:

•Details the ICC's involvement in Kenya in the aftermath of extreme violence and instability

•Evaluates the ICC prosecutor's strategy of positive complementarity

•Identifies optimal conditions for positive complementarity to be effective

•Links cultures of impunity to state-sponsored corruption

•Explores the possible impact of the ICC on national and global policy

•Discusses 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.

About the authors

Dr Lionel Nichols is a barrister of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and an Adjunct Lecturer in Law at the University of Tasmania. He specialises in international criminal law, human rights law, crime and transitional justice. He has previously worked on the trials of Radovan Karadzic at the ICTY and Charles Taylor at the SCSL. He is the former convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research group and was the University of Oxford's Global Justice Research Fellow.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Transitional Justice
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10729-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10729-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10728-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37555-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 267
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
Topics