Professor James Gathii recently launched a new blog, currently focusing on Kenya's efforts to defer an International Criminal Court (ICC) case against six alleged masterminds of Kenya's 2008 post election violence.
In his posts, Professor Gathii argues, in part, that Kenya's inability to process such a case domestically will undermine its bid for a deferral, and that the country should cooperate fully with the ICC.
Professor Gathii has participated in the debate to reform the Kenyan Constitution since 1989 and has been involved as a consultant for constitutional review and commentator from 1989 through today. He has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on topics such as constitutionalism and democracy, as well as human rights.
The Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and the Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School, Professor Gathii focuses on public international law, international economic, international intellectual property and trade law, as well as on issues of good governance and legal reform as they relate to the third world and sub-Saharan Africa in particular.