The ICC’s First Contempt Case

ICCThe ICC usealed today, 2 October 2013, an arrest warrant on charges of contempt arising out of the situation in Kenya, and the case Prosecutor v. Ruto et. al. in particular.

This is the first time that charges of contempt – or interfering in the administration of justice – have been brought at the ICC. It will be interesting to see how much (if at all) the Court decides to follow the case law of the ad hoc Tribunals.

Also, given the current relationship between Kenya and the Court, it will be interesting to see if and to what extent Kenya will cooperate with the Court.

Here is a link to the arrest warrant and here is one to the Prosecutor’s press release.

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