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About Thomas Obel Hansen

Dr. Thomas Obel Hansen works as an independent consultant and assistant professor of international law with the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya. He has lectured and published widely on issues of international justice, including the Kenyan ICC cases.  Access his scholarly publications here.

Articles by Thomas Obel Hansen

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Kenyatta in State House: what's next for Kenya and the ICC?

Kenyatta's election as president of Kenya could have important implications for the ICC process as well as Kenya's international relations.

For the sake of justice, the ICC must reject Libya's admissibility challenge

The new regime in Libya claims the capacity and the will to see those who perpetrated atrocities under the old regime brought to justice. If the International Criminal Court reacts in favour of Libya's challenge, it will be complicit in the revenge of the new regime against the old.

Masters of manipulation: how the Kenyan government is paving the way for non-cooperation with the ICC

A policy of non-cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) will leave the victims of 2007/8 post-election violence without a legal remedy, and may prompt new violence in upcoming elections. It will also present a devastating blow to international justice if left unopposed.

Ocampo targets Gaddafi: will International Criminal Court help end abuse of civilians in Libya?

Libya falls in a category where criminal justice should be sequenced so it does not hamper the possibility of a negotiated end to the conflict. Issuing arrest warrants on Gaddafi and his comrades is an undesirable move.

Why the Ocampo Six should not become Kenya’s Six

The risk that Kenya will face another round of electoral violence during next year’s presidential elections may have increased following the African Union summit held in Addis Ababa
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