As the trial of William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang opens in The Hague, we would like to draw your attention to the following background material on the process now available online:
The Open Society Justice Initiative, which runs this website, has produced a 13-page briefing paper which includes a detailed timeline, while outlining likely defense arguments and explaining the trial process and legal background.
Human Rights Watch has published a Q & A on the opening of the trial that addresses issues including the current political and legal context in Kenya, and the views of the African Union.
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, which is supported by over 2,000 civil society groups in over 150 countries, has collected its statements and summaries of events in the case here, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
For live updates from The Hague on events on the trial’s opening day, you can follow @icctrialmonitor on Twitter.