The US Does Not Support Kenya’s Deferral Bid

The US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, on a visit to Kenya today, February 3, 2011 has announced that the U.S. does not support Kenya’s bid to have the Security Council defer two ICC cases against six Kenyans. According to Mr. Steinberg, “The US feels strongly that accountability is a critical element of making sure Kenya can move forward and deal with the past as well as build a strong future.” See story here.  

China is the only country likely to support Kenya’s bid for a referral if the issue comes before the Security Council.

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