September start of Ruto ICC trial likely in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 3 – Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court has now recommended to the court’s presidency to hold the start of the trial of Deputy President William Ruto and Journalist Joshua Sang in Kenya or Tanzania. The ICC Public Affairs Unit said in a statement on Monday evening that the position was reached after consideration of an application by Ruto on January 24. “While the seat of the court is in The Hague (Netherlands), where the court considers that it would be in the interests of justice, it may decide to sit in a state other than the Netherlands,” the statement explained.
Therefore, the Chamber considers that the holding of the commencement and other portions of the trial particularly in Kenya would strike the right balance,” read the recommendation. The Trial chamber has also set a new trial date for Ruto and Sang on September 10 after vacating the earlier May 28 date.
The court’s Public Affairs Unit said Trial Chamber V(A) had set the new date to allow the defence sufficient time to prepare for the case.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM