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The Legacies of the International Criminal Court Intervention in Kenya

The International Criminal Court (ICC) intervened in Kenya after the disputed 2007/8 election that led to displacement of more than 650,000 people and death of 1133 lives according to the postelection violence commission report (GOK 2008). Despite charges of crimes against humanity before the ICC, the current president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were controversially elected in the March 2013 general election. The Court withdrew the Kenyan case citing lack of cooperation by the Uhuru Kenyatta led government in 2016, and the truth commission’s findings have not been successfully implemented. The victims of 2007 electoral violence continue to experience the legacies of the ICC intervention and sudden departure, state led performances of peace without justice and ongoing social and economic injustice. This project will explore these legacies of the ICC intervention to understand what impact the ICC had on victims conceptions of international justice and victims cultures of survival after the intervention and departure.


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Iso Lomso Fellow

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