Government officials, activists, survivors, and members of the media are converging on the outskirts of London by the thousands to attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict this week.
While the ICC’s case against President Kenyatta has received much attention, many Kenyans will be focusing on remarkable public interest litigation unfolding in their own High Court in Nairobi next week.
On October 12, 2013, the African Union (AU) will convene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). PHR – in conjunction with various other NGOs from around the world – is participating in the upcoming Thunderclap campaign encouraging the AU to #staywiththeICC.
Kenya became the first country to approve a motion to withdraw membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday. While the potential withdrawal will not affect the charges already brought against leaders in Kenya, it sets a bad precedent for other countries party to the ICC, increases the likelihood of impunity, and leaves no recourse for future victims of violence.
On May 11, at the Hotel Residence in Bukavu, 130 representatives of civil society organizations as well as individuals gathered to learn about the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.