Run up to Kenya’s 2013 General Elections: Justice is Key to Ensure that History of Election Related Violence does Not Repeat Itself
PARIS, France, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Tomorrow, Kenya High Court is expected to decide whether Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto can run or not for the Presidential Elections. FIDH and KHRC recall that this decision will not clear them from ICC prosecutions, and urge all political aspirants to replace victims’ rights to justice and reparation at the very center of their campaigns.
In a Q&A that will be released Monday 18 February, our organisations focus on the way justice for victims of 2007/2008 post-election violence has so far been dealt with at national and international levels. This Q&A addresses specific recommendations to all relevant actors, including political aspirants. It also calls on them to take all necessary measures to prevent the next general elections from becoming the scene of serious crimes, and to ensure that long-lasting peace, stability and reconciliation are guaranteed.
International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH)