Blog Posts: Kenya

ICC Formally Drops Charges Against President Kenyatta: Leaves the Door Open for a Case in the Future

On March 13, 2015, after months of investigation, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was formally dropping its charges against Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta. Ultimately, ICC prosecutors did not have enough evidence to sufficiently prove Kenyatta’s guilt in court and were forced to drop their case for the foreseeable future.


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Posted by Mary A. Slagle (Ashton) on Mon. March 23, 2015 12:17 PM
Categories: Africa, International Criminal Court, Kenya

al-Shahaab Raid Justified by AUMF

On October 5, 2013, US Navy SEALS conducted a raid to capture Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, a Kenyan national, in Somalia. Abdikadir is a senior member of al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda linked terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Considering that U.S. embassy operations are currently suspended in Somalia, and the United States is not engaged in a military conflict with Somalia outside of performing support obligations to the Africa Union through NATO, under what authority was the United States acting?


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No Comments | Posted by Max P. Biedermann on Wed. February 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Africa, African Union, AUMF, Customary International Law, Kenya, Somalia, Syria, Terrorism

Attack on Kenya's Westgate Mall Sparks African Union's Battle with the International Criminal Court

Amidst growing unhappiness with the International Criminal Court, the African Union now demands the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta be postponed following the Westgate Mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya. 


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No Comments | Posted by Emily C. Doll on Thu. November 7, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Africa, African Union, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights, Kenya, Terrorism

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