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 William Ruto and his Defense team, led by Karim Khan (far left). (Photo: ICC/Flickr)
J.J. Wangui
16 Jan 14
Defendant William Ruto must meet a number of conditions to be granted absence from proceedings.
A member of the Kenya Defense Force stands guard at Kismayo International Airport in the southern Somali city of Kismayo. (Photo: UN Photo/Tobin Jones)
Judie Kaberia
15 Jan 14
Last year’s Nairobi mall attack highlighted weakness of frontier checks.
 Crisis within judiciary holds up plans for international crimes unit. (Photo: Simon Jennings/IWPR)
Mathews Ndanyi
23 Dec 13
Crisis within judiciary holds up plans for international crimes unit.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret, at the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela. Kenyatta's ICC case was scheduled to start on 5 February 2014, ICC Prosecutor Bensouda has asked for a delay of three months so she can look for more evidence. (Photo: GovernmentZA flic.kr/p/ifj4sE )
J.J. Wangui
20 Dec 13
Prosecutor seeks trial delay so she can look for more evidence.
Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensoda (centre) at the opening of the trial of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang in September 2010. (Photo: ICC-CPI)
Joseph Akwiri
17 Dec 13
Defenders of Hague court point out that it does not have a mandate to support local justice systems.
 A temporary schoolroom in the Mathare IDP camp in 2008, set up in the aftermath of 2007 post-election violence in Kenya. (Photo: Jerry Riley/IRIN)
Mathews Ndanyi
16 Dec 13
Campaigners say rights of conflict victims are threatened by ICC rule changes.
Kenya Independence Day celebrations. Despite President Uhuru Kenyatta’s comments, critics say a series of new laws generated by government is designed to curtail freedoms, not increase them. (Photo: Sudath Silva, courtesy of President Rajapaksa)
Bernard Momanyi, Simon Jennings
13 Dec 13
Despite Uhuru Kenyatta’s comments, critics say a series of new laws generated by government is designed to curtail freedoms, not increase them.
Kenya's director of public prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko, and attorney general, Githu Muigai, at the Assembly of States Parties meeting in The Hague last month. (Photo: Capital FM, Kenya)
Bernard Momanyi, Simon Jennings
12 Dec 13
But legal experts are divided on whether judges will apply the new rules, and what the consequences for international justice will be.
Audience members participate in IWPR/Wayamo ReportingKenya international panel discussion in The Hague featuring a range of opinions on the future of the International Criminal Court. (Photo: Kioko wa Kiwandi)
Robert Wanjala
7 Dec 13
Panel discusses whether court can meet the challenges of putting Kenya’s president on trial.
Kenya’s attorney general Githu Muigai told a Hague conference this week that the International Criminal Court (ICC) was undermining his country’s security, and that it should grant legal immunity to heads of state as long as they were in office. (Photo: Kioko wa Kivandi/IWPR)
J.J. Wangui
22 Nov 13
Calls for changes to court’s founding treaty to grant legal immunity to heads of state.

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