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Incumbent Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and her predecessor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
Blake Evans-Pritchard, Simon Jennings
21 Oct 13
Observers say lessons urgently need to be learnt from prosecution failings.
 Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto in an ICC courtroom in The Hague. (Photo: Bas Czerwinski, ICC-CPI/Flickr)
J.J. Wangui
18 Oct 13
Judges hear further evidence of attacks during country’s ethnic strife five years ago.
Main ICC premises in The Hague. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst)
Bernard Momanyi, Simon Jennings
17 Oct 13
Analysts doubt request for United Nations Security Council to defer Kenyan trials in The Hague will be successful.
Robert Wanjala
16 Oct 13
Critics say current legal procedures and lack of police training obstruct justice.
Sahal Gure Mohamed, 62, texts on his mobile phone while waiting in line at dawn to register at Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. (Photo: InternewsEurope/Flickr)
J.J. Wangui
15 Oct 13
NGOs warn that forcing Somalis to return home would contravene international law.
Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. Kenyatta's lawyers have asked judges at the International Criminal Court to stop his trial for crimes against humanity before its scheduled start date next month. (Photo: Benedikt von Loebell/World Economic Forum)
Joseph Akwiri, Matthew Rhodes
11 Oct 13
African Union may also ask United Nations Security Council to postpone Kenya cases.
The International Criminal Court Defence Counsel for William Samoei Ruto, Karim Khan, and the Defence Counsel for Joshua Arap Sang, Joseph Kipchumba Kigen-Katwa. Both have been cross-examining a protected witness, who is known only by the reference PO 326. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
J.J. Wangui
10 Oct 13
The second prosecution witness to appear in The Hague says deputy president never called on supporters to drive people out of the Rift Valley.
African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Thirty-four African countries are fully signed-up members of the ICC but, in May, the African Union voted by 53 states to one to ask judges in the Hague to refer the cases back to Kenyan courts. (Photo: US Department of State/Flickr)
Walter Menya
7 Oct 13
Despite talk of a mass walk-out, African Union members are not united in opposing the international court, experts say.
Shortly after being informed of the ICC warrant on October 2, Attorney General Githu Muigai issued a statement that the Kenyan judiciary would rule on Barasa's arrest. (Photo: The Standard)
Felix Olick, Simon Jennings
6 Oct 13
Government is under obligation to arrest suspect wanted for bribing witnesses, they say.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaking to the press after prosecutors in The Hague charged Walter Osapiri Barasa for “corruptly influencing” the testimony of three protected witnesses in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and former journalist Joshua Arap Sang. (Photo: Matthew Rhodes, IWPR)
J.J. Wangui, Matthew Rhodes
2 Oct 13
Judges unseal arrest warrant for journalist accused of influencing witnesses in case against deputy president.

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