About This Website
This monitoring site is a project of the Open Society Justice Initiative
A project of the Open Society Justice Initiative, this website is part of a broader effort aiming to bring more information about the International Criminal Court (ICC) situation in Kenya closer to the people most affected by the alleged crimes committed during the post-election violence in 2007 and 2008. The purpose of this website is to monitor all stages of the ICC situation in Kenya as well as provide commentary and legal analysis relating to international and national justice efforts.
Starting with initial appearances of the six suspects on April 7 and 8, 2011, this site will provide reports on the ICC situation in Kenya. The Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC found there was a reasonable basis to believe crimes against humanity were committed in Kenya during the post-election violence in 2007 and 2008. As the Prosecution continues its investigation, this site will be a resource for journalists trying to cover the events in Kenya and from the ICC, based in The Hague, the Netherlands. It is also intended for anyone with an interest in following the local debates in Kenya on international and national justice.
Commentary and legal analysis concerning important legal developments are also posted on the site. Readers are invited to add their voices to the discussion by asking questions and posting comments on this site.
The ICC situation in Kenya is important because it is highly watched and debated at both the national and international level. It is essential that accurate information is being provided to the public on the situation as the investigation proceeds. This project is an attempt to provide a variety of information about the situation to help people follow these events, which are a milestone in international justice.