Leah Gitahi

About Leah Gitahi

Leah Gitahi is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she studied law (LLB). Her main areas of interest are International Criminal Justice, International relations, Climate Change, Governance, and non-violent conflict resolution.

Amnesty International Issues A Travel Advisory For The U.S.

Amnesty International has issued a travel advisory for the U.S., following the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The two shootings which occurred on the same weekend claimed 31 lives. Uruguay, Venezuela and Japan are some of the countries that have also issued travel advisories for […]

ICC Convicts Bosco Ntaganda For War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

On 8 July 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) gave its verdict on the case against the Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda. The court concluded that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. Ntaganda was found guilty of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in […]

Membership Of Pre-Trial Chamber III Convened To Decide On The Situation In Bangladesh And Myanmar 1

Historically, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar -formerly Burma – was under military rule, but established a civilian-led government in 2015. The new government made people hopeful that marginalization based on ethnicity and discrimination against minorities would come to an end. Minority groups felt relatively safe and expected that […]

Worry In Sri Lanka As Top Buddhist Monk Calls For The Stoning Of Muslims 1

Muslims in Sri Lanka now live in fear over the possibility of fresh attacks following remarks by a top Buddhist monk that Muslims, the religious minority in the country, should be stoned. The remarks by Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero are likely to fuel communal tensions in the country. Activists, politicians, […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Appeals Court’s Decision To Reject Afghanistan Probe

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, appealed the court’s rejection to disallow her to continue with investigating alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since 1 May 2003. In its 12 April 2019 decision, the judges unanimously agreed that starting the investigation now would not serve […]

Trump Administration To Grant Pardons For Military War Crimes

United States President, Donald Trump, said that his administration is considering pardons for two or three American soldiers convicted of war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to The New York Times, the Trump Administration reportedly made requests for expedited reports on the paperwork required to issue pardons including […]