ICC prosecutor Karim Khan awarded honorary degree by Mount Kenya University
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan has received an honorary doctorate of law degree from Mount Kenya University.
Khan is currently visiting Kenya.
Notably, he has been a King’s Counsel since 2011 and a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, and he was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2018.
Khan, who assumed his role as ICC prosecutor in June 2021, succeeded the seasoned prosecutor Fatou Bensouda from Gambia.
In Kenya, he is known for his representation of President William Ruto during his trial at the ICC for crimes against humanity.
Khan’s efforts in the case involving Ruto, who was then the deputy president, culminated in the court’s decision to dismiss the charges in April 2016 due to insufficient evidence.
Additionally, Khan’s legal expertise extends beyond Kenya, as he has also represented notable figures such as the son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
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