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The ICC case against the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is on the verge of collapse. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
J.J. Wangui
6 Feb 14
ICC case against Kenyan president on verge of collapse as prosecutors ask judges to force national authorities to hand over evidence.
Prosecutors in the case against Ruto and Sang. Anton Steynberg (front left) said his team had not been able to verify witness' claims about the death of a police officer. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
J.J. Wangui
4 Feb 14
William Ruto implied that people outside his own ethnic group would be forced out.
Former ICC prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, and the incumbent prosecutor Fatou Bensouda listen to the verdict against Thomas Lubanga. Judges pointed to a number of offences that might have been committed by OTP intermediaries. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
Bernard Koech, Simon Jennings
4 Feb 14
Panel can probe allegations of staff misconduct but has no powers to investigate prosecution.
Vincent Otti, the late deputy leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Uganda has its own war crimes court but it only has a mandate to investigate one side of the LRA conflict. (Photo: Euan Denholm/IRIN)
Judie Kaberia
4 Feb 14
Experts say international efforts to prosecute crimes at national level have largely failed.
Internally displaced persons at Bangui's international airport in December 2013. An estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge there. (S. Phelps/Flickr)
Stewart McCartney
3 Feb 14
UN Security Council authorises extra troops to address concerns that peacekeeping numbers are too low.
Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is charged with crimes against humanity in The Hague. (Photo: World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell)
Lilian Ochieng, Simon Jennings
3 Feb 14
Observers surprised that Fatou Bensouda has not done more to urge Nairobi to be more cooperative.
J.J. Wangui
31 Jan 14
Claims that money and substantial benefits provided incentive for testimony are denied in court.
Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, speaking with his lawyer, Karim Khan, during the opening of his trial in September last year. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
J.J. Wangui
25 Jan 14
Court hears that defendant had sufficient authority to have restored calm as soon as fighting broke out.
Experts say a number of hurdles need to be overcome for Kony to be tried at Uganda's High Court. (Photo: Simon Jennings)
Oroma Gladys
23 Jan 14
Experts consider steps needed to bring rebel chief before local war crimes court.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
Lilian Ochieng, Simon Jennings
20 Jan 14
Commentators welcome greater funding but say more is needed to allow court to do its job.