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More than two thousand members of the ethnic Maasai community gathered in Kajiado to protest against Kenyan laws criminalising female genital mutilation. (Photo: Muthoni Njuki/Capital FM)
23 Jun 14
Community leaders suspected of instigating recent demonstrations supporting outlawed practice.
A Turkana woman in northern Kenya. Picture from November 2009. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
20 Jun 14
Government praises bid to curb cattle raids, but critics say stronger mechanisms are needed to enforce peace.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has “learnt the lessons“ on prosecuting gender-based crimes. (Photo: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Flickr)
10 Jun 14
Hague court says it is serious about gender-based crimes. But it is yet to secure a conviction.
Kenya's Attorney-General Githu Muigai. (Photo: The Standard)
4 Jun 14
Nairobi is confident that proposed amendments will pass, but participating states are unlikely to allow major revisions to Hague court’s founding statute.
2 Jun 14
Lawyers and supporters of devolution say a legal threshold would provide a safeguard on removing governors from office.
The High Court in Nairobi. (Photo: Ting Chen Wing/Flickr)
27 May 14
Recent murders of women who testified against a man accused of violent crime expose serious flaws in the system.
Anton Steynberg, lead trial lawyer for the prosecution, informed the court of the decision to withdraw the witness on May 14. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
16 May 14
Judges issue stern warning to prosecutors as trial is adjourned until June 16.
Walter Barasa (right) with his lawyer Kibe Mungai. (Photo: Capital FM)
14 May 14
Hague court is seeking Walter Barasa’s extradition on charges of interfering with its witnesses.
Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the ICC on genocide charges in Darfur. (Photo: Liu Jin-Pool/Getty Images)
14 May 14
Regional officials to discuss an African court that would prosecute war crimes, but not hold national leaders to account.
A woman stands on a street corner in Eastleigh, a predominantly Muslim Somali neighbourhood in Nairobi. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
12 May 14
Critics question legitimacy of ongoing counter-terrorism operation.