How bids to bring cases home flopped
Former President Kibaki dispatched a government team to lobby for either deferral or referral of the Kenyan cases at UNSC on grounds that prosecution of the cases at the ICC posed a threat to international security. KENYA: Kenya has seen a number of her bids to either defer or refer the International Criminal Court ( ICC) cases facing her citizens for local trial, flop. Despite lobbying and convincing the entire membership of the Africa Union and a section of the powerful United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to support her bid for either deferral or referral of the cases, the moves have always hit a snag.
Before the mission to the UNSC, Kalonzo had earlier lobbied for the government’s position in a number of countries through “shuttle diplomacy”, only for him to fail to convince, importantly, the US, which is one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council. When he visited Washington to present Kenya’s case, the US appeared to already show contempt on the matter as it failed to send its top UN diplomat for the meeting, instead delegating the duty to a relatively junior officer.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The StandardSimilar Stories