Between 1963 and 2008 Kenya experienced systematic atrocities, economic crimes, ethnic violence, and the illegal taking of land. To come to terms with these historical injustices and gross violations of human rights, the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) was established. From the perspective of an insider and academic expert, The Kenyan TJRC: An Outsider's View from the Inside reveals for the first time the debates and decisions made within the Commission, including how the Kenyan Commission became the first such commission to recommend that its Chair be prosecuted for gross violations of human rights. This book is one of the few insider accounts of a truth commission, and one of the few that reflects on the limitations and opportunities of such a commission. The Kenyan TJRC provides lessons and recommendations to those interested in addressing historical injustices through a truth commission process. The full copy of the Final Report of the Kenyan TJRC, along with other supporting documents, can be found at the following site: https://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/tjrc/
Ronald C. Slye is Professor of Law at Seattle University, School of Law. He was one of three international Commissioners on the Kenyan TJRC and in addition to his teaching and writing in the area, he was a consultant to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He was co-recipient of the Trial Lawyers of the Year Award for human rights litigation in the US in 1995 and is co-author of International Criminal Law and Its Enforcement (2010), one of the leading casebooks on international criminal law in the US market.
List of maps, photos and cartoons; Foreword by Desmond Tutu; Acknowledgements; Timeline; Introduction; 1. The end game; 2. The most expansive mandate; 3. The elephant in the room; 4. I am Kenyan: voices of the Wanachi; 5. The elephant returns; 6. Ships passing in the night: the ICC, the Kenyan government, and the TJRC; Index.