ICC Judge withdraws from Uhuru, Ruto case


NAIROBI, KENYA: Belgium Judge has withdrawn from cases facingPresident Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto at the International Criminal Court

In his withdrawal, Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert questioned the prosecution’s conduct

“I fully concur with the elucidation in the decision of the prosecution’s rights and obligations under article 54(1) (a) of the statute. However, I would have gone further in that I am of the view that there are serious questions as to whether the prosecution conducted a full and thorough investigation of the case of the accused prior to confirmation,” said Wyngaert.

“In fact I believe that the facts show that the prosecution had not complied with the obligation under article 54 (1) (a) at the time when it sought confirmation and that it was still not even remotely ready when the proceedings before this Chamber started.”

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