The Hague Trials Kenya is a place to discuss the Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as peace and reconciliation issues connected to the 2007/2008 post-election violence. We are a platform consisting of a website, a Facebook page and a Twitter profile. We have been active since September 2013.
We produce stories meant to foster dialogue and strengthen knowledge about justice, reconciliation and accountability. Our goal is to contribute to peace and social cohesion by encouraging enriching discussions around these themes. We awaken people’s conscience with stimulating content. We also connect conversations about international justice processes between Kenyans and the community of international justice professionals in The Hague and beyond.
The Hague Trials Kenya team is made of people from different countries. The core team is based in the town of Hilversum (the Netherlands) and Nairobi. We are media professionals specialised in justice, reconciliation and freedom of speech. We work with contributors (journalists, bloggers and cartoonists) in Kenya and beyond who produce most of the stories on our website.
How we work
Users can take part by contributing to a discussion or inviting friends to come and talk about reconciliation, international justice and the Kenyan cases at the ICC. On the site, we feature stories of those affected by the 2007-2008 post-election violence, op-eds about developments linked to the PEV and the ICC, interviews with key players in The Hague and some moderation.
An independent platform
In May 2016, the Dutch NGO RNW Media transferred The Hague Trials Kenya to Journalist for Justice.
Journalists For Justice is a non-partisan project administratively hosted by the International Commission of Jurists, ICJ (Kenya Chapter) established in 2011.