KPTJ Statements & Letters

KPTJ Statement at the ASP

We are a network of over 30 Kenyan civil society organizations, the Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, who came together in the wake of the widespread violence that followed the December 2007 presidential elections. We would like to bring the attention of the Assembly of State Parties 12 to certain realities in Kenya, where we have actively been working in relation to the post-election violence of 2008 and the subsequent processes. A background paper that explains the developments in the Kenyan case is also available.

Kenya Civil Society Letter to UN Permanent Representatives

Re: Draft Resolution on ICC Deferral

We have the honour of writing to you in connection with the recent request made by the Government of Kenya, with the support of many members of the African Union, for a vote on deferral of the Kenya cases at the International Criminal Court which was discussed in an informal interactive dialogue in New York on 31st October.

Kenyan Civil Society Letter and Memorandum to the UNSC on Deferral of ICC Cases (English & French Versions)

RE: KENYAN GOVERNMENT REQUEST FOR A DEFERRAL OF THE ICC CASES
We, the undersigned Kenyan civil society organizations, write with regard to the Kenyan government’s request for a deferral of the ICC cases.
The organizations listed below have interacted regularly with victims and affected communities and have been engaged with the accountability process in Kenya since the onset of the 2007-2008 post-election violence (PEV).

KPTJ Statement on the Westgate Attack

At this time of grief, we, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of those who have been lost or remain missing, and wish a swift recovery to all those who have been hurt. We applaud the contributions of our fellow Kenyans to support rescue and security work and medical care for victims, as well as the unity our nation has demonstrated throughout this crisis.

In Camera Filing in the High Court of Kenya by the Honourable Uhuru Kenyatta's ICC Lawyer Against Mobile Phone Communication Companies Safaricom and Airtel

Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) is a coalition of over 30 Kenyan and East African legal, human rights, and governance organizations, together with ordinary Kenyans and friends of Kenya who convened in the immediate aftermath of 2007’s presidential election debacle.

Statement on Responses to KPTJ's Open Letter to ICC on in situ Hearings

His Excellency Judge Sang-Hyun SONG
President of the International Criminal Court
Maanweg 1742516AB
The Hague, The Netherlands

September 4, 2013

Re: Responses to recent KPTJ open letter to the International Criminal Court

Your Excellency:

Open Letter to the IEBC Demanding the Final Results of the March 2013 General Elections

Following our own requests, those of voters and of the Parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs Committee for release of the final election results, we hereby request the immediate publication of the final and detailed results of the March 4, 2013 general elections.

KPTJ's Response to Kenya’s UN Permanent Representative’s Request for an Emergency session of the Assembly of State Parties

At a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of State Parties held in NY on June 17, 2013, Ambassador Kamau, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the UN, made a verbal request for an emergency meeting of the Assembly of State Parties in order to discuss the Kenyan situation. This request is a follow-up to a letter from the same individual to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, May 2nd 2013, during which he called upon the UNSC to terminate ICC cases against Kenyan individuals.
Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ)1 would like to clarify some of the misconceptions raised by the Ambassador:.....

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KPTJ Memo Responding to Kenyan Ambassador's letter to the UNSC on ICC Cases

KPTJ would like to express its concerns in relation to to a letter written by the Kenya Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Macharia Kamau, on Tuesday May 2nd 2013 to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The letter calls for the termination of the Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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