Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Kenyan Lawyer Wants International Court To Vindicate Jesus

According to a report last week in the Jerusalem Post and an earlier report by Standard Digital News, a Kenyan lawyer is attempting to get the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give legal vindication to Jesus by declaring his trial before the Roman courts centuries ago a legal nullity. The suit was originally filed in the High Court of Kenya in 2007. (Full text of complaint.) When the Kenyan courts rejected the suit, lawyer Dola Indidis petitioned the ICJ.  The suit names , Tiberius (emperor of Rome, 42 BC-37 AD), Pontius Pilate (Governor of Judea), Annas, Jewish Chief Priest, Elders and Teachers and King Herod as defendants. It also names the Republic of Italy and the State of Israel on the theory that they are the successors to the laws of the Roman Empire that were in force at the time of Jesus' crucifixion. An ICJ spokesman says it only has jurisdiction in suits between states, and not here where a private party is suing. However Indidis says that the ICJ has constituted a panel to hear the case.