Victims welcome ICC trial venue decision
The International Criminal Court Outreach Coordinator for Kenya Maria Kamara addresses Kiambaa residents during a meeting at Kiambaa Primary School in Eldoret September 17, 2012. Over 10,000 victims of the post-election violence have welcomed the decision of the ICC judges to hold the Kenyan trials at The Hague July 17, 2013. Over 10,000 victims of the post-election violence have welcomed the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) judges to hold the Kenyan trials at The Hague.
The victims indicated that due to the high profile of the accused and fears about security of the victims and witnesses it meant local hearings would be problematic and were likely to be partial. In rejecting Mr Ruto's defence team application, the 18 ICC judges raised the issue of security, cost of shifting the staff to Kenya, effect on witnesses and victims as well as the length of the proceedings in their ruling.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation