ICC judge withdraws from Kenya's Hague cases
NAIROBI, Kenya – Judge Christine van den Wyngaert on Saturday resigned from hearing the Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC) after questioning the conduct of the prosecution in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case. I believe that the facts show that the prosecution had not complied with its obligations at the time when it sought confirmation and that it was still not even remotely ready when the proceedings before this Chamber started,” she stated. She further agreed with Kenyatta’s argument that the prosecution introduced evidence and witnesses that had not been disclosed before.
For that reason, the judges dismissed Kenyatta’s application to refer his charges back to the confirmation stage and also to stop the proceedings against him. Nor is it, in the view of the majority, necessary for the Chamber’s “fair and effective functioning” to refer this issue back to the Pre-Trial Chamber for reconsideration.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Zimbabwe Mail