On 5 April 2016, a majority of Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court decided that the case against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang was to be terminated. The trial of Mr Ruto and Mr Sang opened on 10 September 2013. Mr Ruto and Mr Sang were accused of crimes against humanity (murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution), allegedly perpetrated during the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya.
Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji and Judge Robert Fremr, the majority, agreed that the charges are to be vacated and the accused to be discharged. They each provided separate reasons for this decision. Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia dissented and provided a dissenting opinion.
Please click here for the majority opinions in English.
Please click here for the dissenting opinion in English.