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12th Session Of The Assembly Of State Parties To The Rome Statute Of The International Criminal Court - Briefing Paper on Kenya

Introduction

1.      This paper highlights the situation in Kenya with respect to the fight against impunity and accountability for gross human rights violations committed during the 2007-2008 Post Election Violence. While there have been efforts by the government towards setting on course most of the reform agenda envisaged under the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation process as led by the African Union Panel of Eminent Personalities, some of these reforms have been devoid of the political will to effectively ensure their successful implementation.

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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.

How illicit trade in guns, sugar thrives along porous border - By Adow Jubat, AfriCOG Investigative Journalism Fellow 2013

Even as the move by Government to close of refugee camps in northern Kenya generates heated debate, reports about smuggling of goods in the region only add fuel to already burning fire.

Dadaab is indeed more than just a refugee camp. Over the years, it has mutated into a major smuggling hub for sugar, rice pasta and electronic goods. Investigations by The Standard on Sunday reveal that illegal immigrants, some of whom have acquired Kenyan ID cards, smuggle more than 15,000 bags of sugar worth more than Sh72 million daily through the porous border with Somalia.

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.