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Transitional Justice in Kenya? An Assessment of the Accountability Process in Light of Domestic Politics and Security Concerns


Thomas Obel Hansen


Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster

January 30, 2012


Abstract:     
This article explores how domestic politics have shaped the process of seeking accountability for Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence as well as the impact the accountability process has had on the political landscape and more broadly security in the country. It is argued that the absence of a profound political transition has caused significant resistance to establishing accountability measures. However, due to the existence of the International Criminal Court, there are now prospects that the masterminds of the electoral violence will be brought to justice, something which has a significant impact on succession politics and security in the country.

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Keywords: transitional justice, Kenya, impact of the international criminal court


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Date posted: July 28, 2011 ; Last revised: February 1, 2012

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Hansen, Thomas Obel, Transitional Justice in Kenya? An Assessment of the Accountability Process in Light of Domestic Politics and Security Concerns (January 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1898101 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1898101

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Thomas Obel Hansen (Contact Author)
Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster ( email )
Shore Road
Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

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