International Criminal Court Declares Mistrial in the Ruto-Sang Case

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Author: 

Michael Plachta

Date Published: 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

4

Subject Areas: 

Arrest
Charged with Crimes
Comparative and International Law
Crimes against Humanity
Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
Cross-Border Communication
Genocide
Human Rights
Human Trafficking
International Criminal Court
International Criminal and Comparative Law
Investigation
Kidnaping
Law of War
Murder
Prisoner Rights

Geographic Identifier: 

Kenya

Abstract: 

On April 5, 2016, the Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of The Prosecutor v William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang, having considered the applications for a ruling of “no case to answer” and acquittal of the accused, decided the charges against the accused are vacated and the accused discharged without prejudice to their prosecution afresh in the future.[1] According to the majority, this decision does not preclude new prosecution in the future either at the ICC or in a national jurisdiction. This decision may be subject to appeal.