International Criminal Court Declares Mistrial in the Ruto-Sang Case

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Michael Plachta

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.