ICC launches Kenyan-wide TV series ‘Ask the Court’


On March 10, 2011, the Outreach Unit of the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched the Kenyan TV series ‘Ask the Court’. ‘Ask the Court’ answers the most frequently asked questions raised by the Kenyan population on the Court’s mandate and its work. The TV series has been designed to foster interaction between the Court and the national population, in particular with those most affected by the post-election violence. It explains judicial developments as they unfold, clarifies the next steps in the Court’s procedures, and enhances transparency and understanding of ICC proceedings.

The series of programmes will follow the developments of the Court’s judicial procedures in the Kenya situation. It explains Pre-Trial Chamber II’s recent decision to issue summonses to appear for six suspects and provides further explanations on the judicial steps following this decision.

The programme will be broadcasted today on Kenyan television stations including KTN, Citizen TV, KBC, NTV, K24 and Sayare. The programme will be further translated into four local languages and broadcast on 13 local radio stations. Each episode will also be available on the ICC’s YouTube channel.

Other TV and local radio stations are also encouraged to broadcast the programmes; no further permission is required.

The first episode is also available at the following links.
For viewing: YouTube:

For downloading: