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The Impact of ICC´s Intervention in the Kenya 2007 Post-Electoral-Violence

By Rebecca McMillan, Raneem Benkraiam, Christina Nielsen and Anna Refsø Torndal

Abstract

This project aim to investigate the International Criminal Court’s interference in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2007 and what the outcome of this interfering has been. The project will look into how concepts of sovereignty, legitimacy and civil society can play a vital role in exploring and understanding how the Kenyan nation reacted to the interfering of the international society. The impact of ICC’s involvement is relevant because it demonstrates how the ICC takes drastic measures to demonstrate that they are working to safeguard international laws and deliver justice. To explain the root of the Kenyan (resistance) of international interfering, this project looks further into the historical background and development of Kenya as a state. Even though states, such as Kenya, recognizes the benefits of involving themselves in the international society, Kenya still perceived the interfering of the ICC is as being challenging and undermining of Kenyan sovereignty. For the ICC to thoroughly investigate a situation effectively as well as bringing justice, they try to prove themselves legitimate with the civil society, which was primarily tried proven through their Outreach program with a wide range of initiatives to include the public

Topics: Kenya ICC Violence, Civil Society Sovrignty Legitimacy
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:rudar.ruc.dk:1800/24568

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