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dc.contributor.authorShilaho, Westen K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T09:30:35Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T09:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationShilaho, W. K. (2016). Ethnic mobilisation and Kenya's foreign policy in the face of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Journal for Contemporary History, 41(1), 103-125.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3872
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18820/24150509/jch.v41i1.6
dc.description.abstractUntil the issue of international criminal justice entered into Kenya’s politics, following the violently disputed 2007 elections, Kenya’s successive governments had never taken international diplomacy and foreign policy seriously or, at least, had never publicly appeared to do so. Never before had the two concepts been so ubiquitous in the country’s political lexicon as when the Mwai Kibaki government mobilised locally, continentally and globally in an attempt to torpedo two cases facing prominent Kenyans, the highest profile being Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Kibaki, and later his successor Kenyatta, aggressively canvassed for support on the international stage against the ICC. Kenya featured prominently in regional summits, African Union summits, at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and within the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the Rome Statute as it tried to make a no-holds-barred onslaught against the ICC. This article considers whether this show of diplomatic force, which resulted in Kenya extracting concessions from the ICC, was consistent with a well thought out and coherent foreign policy or a cynical reaction meant to rescue indicted persons from the grip of the international criminal justice.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectKenyaen_ZA
dc.subjectJusticeen_ZA
dc.subjectDiplomacyen_ZA
dc.subjectForeign policyen_ZA
dc.subjectImpunityen_ZA
dc.subjectInternational Criminal Courten_ZA
dc.subjectPlutocracyen_ZA
dc.subjectKleptocraten_ZA
dc.subjectTribalismen_ZA
dc.subjectEtnicityen_ZA
dc.titleEthnic mobilisation and Kenya's foreign policy in the face of the international criminal court (ICC)en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free State


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