Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto et al.
08/03/2011 to present
ICC, Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto et al., ICC-01/09-01/11
Lead Counsel representing H.E. Deputy President of Kenya Mr. William S. Ruto against ICC crimes against humanity allegations arising from violence following Kenya’s 2007 national elections.
Numerous first instance legal issues litigated through appellate level, including the excusal of the Deputy President from attending trial hearings on the basis of his official duties, and the authority of the ICC to issue enforceable summonses to appear.
The Prosecution case has ended. This is the first case before the ICC in which a ‘no case to answer’ motion has been submitted (decision pending).