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Decision on Confirmation of Charges - Ruto, Kosgey, Sang

Decision on Confirmation of Charges - Ruto, Kosgey, Sang

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Published by Eric Kitetu
The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang
Decision on the Confirmation of Charges Pursuant to Article 61(7)(a) and (b) of the Rome Statute
The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang
Decision on the Confirmation of Charges Pursuant to Article 61(7)(a) and (b) of the Rome Statute

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CourPénaleInternationaleInternational
Criminal
Court
Original: EnglishNo.:ICC-01/09-01/11Date:
23
January 2012PRE-TRIAL CHAMBER IIBefore: Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova. Presiding JudgeJudge Hans-Peter KaulJudge Cuno TarfusserSITUATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KENYAIN THE CASE OF THE PROSECUTOR V. WILLIAM SAMOEIRUTO, HENRYKIPRONO KOSGEY AND JOSHUA ARAP SANGPublic DocumentDecision on the Confirmation of Charges Pursuant to Article 61(7)(a) and (b) of theRome StatuteNo.ICC-01/09-01/11
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Decision to be notified, in accordance with regulation
31
of the Regulations of the Court, to:
The Office of the ProsecutorLuis Moreno-Ocampo, ProsecutorFatou Bensouda, Deputy ProsecutorCounsel for William Samoei RutoJoseph Kipchumba Kigen-Katwa, DavidHooper and Kioko Kilukumi MusauCounsel for Henry Kiprono KosgeyGeorge Odinga Oraro, Julius Kemboyand Allan KosgeyCounsel for Joshua Arap SangJoseph Kipchumba Kigen-Katwa, JoelBosek and Philemon KoechLegal Representatives of the VictimsSureta GhanaLegal Representatives of the ApplicantsUnrepresented VictimsUnrepresented Applicants forParticipation/ReparationThe Office of Public Counsel forVictimsThe Office of Public Counsel for theDefenceStates RepresentativesAmicus CuriaeREGISTRYRegistrar & Deputy RegistrarSilvana Arbia, RegistrarDidier Preira, Deputy RegistrarDefence Support SectionVictims and Witnesses UnitDetention SectionVictims Participation and Reparations OtherSectionNo. ICC-01/09-01/11
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TABLE OF CONTENTSL PROCEDURAL HISTORY 4
A. The Government of the Republic of Kenya's challenge to the admissibility of the case 5
B.
Disclosure of evidence 5C. Participation of victims in the proceedings 7
D.
Preparation for the confirmation of charges hearing 8E. The confirmation of charges hearing 9
F.
Issuance of the decision on the charges 10
IL THE CHARGES 10
III.
JURISDICTION AND ADMISSIBILITY 12IV. PROCEDURAL MATTERS 18
A. Purpose and scope of the present decision 18(i) Evidentiary threshold under article 61(7) of the Statute 18(ii) Scope of the assessment of facts 20(iii) Defence challenge to the conduct of the investigation 22
B.
Admissibility, relevance and probative value of evidence 23(i) Admissibility of evidence 25(ii) Relevance and probative value of evidence 27C. Issues raised by the Defence as to the form of the Amended DCC 35
V. EVIDENCE OF ALIBI AND CHALLENGES TO THE EXISTENCE OFPREPARATORY MEETINGS 39
A. 30 December 2006 meeting 42
B.
15 April 2007 meeting 45C. Meeting at Sirikwa Hotel (2 September 2007) 47
D.
2 November 2007 meeting 49E. Kipkarren Salient Trading Center meeting (6 December 2007) 52
F.
Meetings at Mr. Cheramboss' house (December 2007) 54G. 14 December 2007 meeting 55H. 22 December 2007 meeting 57
VI.
CONTEXTUAL ELEMENTS OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY 58
A. Existence of an attack against the civilian population 59
B.
Widespread and systematic nature of the attack 64C. State or organisational policy 66(i) The existence of an organisation within the meaning of article 7(2)(a) of the Statute 67(ii) Existence of a policy to commit the attack 80
VII.
ACTS CONSTITUTING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY 84
A. Murder 84(i) Turbo town 85(ii) The Greater Eldoret area 86(iii) Kapsabettown 89(iv) Nandi Hills town 90
B.
Deportation or forcible transfer of population 90(i) Turbo town 92(ii) The Greater Eldoret area 93(iii) Kapsabettown 95(iv) Nandi Hills town 96C. Persecution 98
VIII. INDIVIDUAL CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY 103
A. Criminal Reponsibility of
Mr.
Kosgey 107
B.
Criminal responsibility of
Mr.
Ruto Ill(i) Objective elements Ill(ii) Subjective elements 122C. Criminalresponsibility of
Mr.
Sang 129
No.
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January 2012
ICC-01/09-01/11-373 23-01-2012 3/173 FB PT

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