July 28, 2008

"All the Men Have Gone"

War Crimes in Kenya's Mt. Elgon Conflict

Map of Mt. Elgon, Kenya
Summary
Methodology
Recommendations
To the government of Kenya
To the Sabaot Land Defence Force (SLDF)
To the governments of the US and UK
Background
Land Disputes
Corruption and Politics: The Origins and Objectives of the SLDF
Command Responsibility within the SLDF
Other Militia in the Area
Abuses by the Sabaot Land Defence Force (SLDF)
Scale and Scope of SLDF Atrocities
Deliberate Killings and Abductions of Civilians
Mutilation and Inhumane Treatment
Rape and Sexual Violence
Destruction of Property, Theft of Land, and Livestock
Violent Politics and the Role of the SLDF in the 2007 General Election
Violations by Kenyan Security Forces
Too Much, Too Late
Unlawful Killings and Enforced Disappearances
Dumping of Bodies
Arbitrary Arrest and Detention, and Torture
Rape and Sexual Violence
Destruction of Property
Who is Responsible?
Applicable Law..
International Human Rights Law..
International Humanitarian Law..
The Response of the Kenyan Government
Success?
Humanitarian Access to Detainees
Harassment of Human Rights Defenders
The Role of Kenya's Foreign Partners
Acknowledgments