ICPC calls for establishment of transitional justice processes
Written By:Mac Kemoli , Posted: Sun, Mar 02, 2008
The International Center for Policy and Conflict [ICPC] is calling for the formation of a truth commission with sufficient powers to combat entrenched impunity in Kenya.
In a statement signed by the center’s Executive Director Ndung’u Wainaina, the Commission must be formed complete with powers to recommend criminal prosecutions of the identified perpetrators.
” Apart from the operation of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission, it is important to consider the overall picture of transitional justice in Kenya, which goes beyond truth telling and includes judicial accountability, institutional reforms and reparations. It is imperative to ensure criminal prosecutions for all forms of the post-election grave violations of human rights separately from the restorative and retributive justice for crimes committed from independence to December 2007.” It said.
Also it should be able to initiate independent and impartial investigations and be mandated to recommend radical institutional reforms and reparations to the victims.
The Center is therefore calling on Dr. Kofi Annan and his mediation team to ensure that the agenda item 4 resolution on the establishment of the transitional justice processes is constitutionally entrenched into law to avoid future subversions.