Ending the Culture of Impunity

This editorial talks about the need to break the culture of impunity in Kenya and highlights the urgency for ICC intervention where flawed domestic courts are incapable of doing the job.  It is also, however, worth noting that as the Court draws closer to its first trial in June, we are beginning to notice a shift toward a realization that it is here to stay and those who commit the most heinous acts will be held accountable for their crimes.  There is still, however, an ongoing debate over the roll of the ICC in Uganda where reconciliation is historically a large part of the judicial process.  This highlights the argument of justice and accountability versus reconciliation, but the fact that rebel leader Joseph Kony has refused to surrender until the ICC drops all charges against him demonstrates his realization that he is not immune from justice.

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