Alchemy of Evidence: Mau Mau, the British Empire, and the High Court of Justice

  title={Alchemy of Evidence: Mau Mau, the British Empire, and the High Court of Justice},
  author={Caroline M. Elkins},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={731 - 748}
  • C. Elkins
  • Published 8 November 2011
  • History, Law
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
Restorative justice in various forms is a phenomenon that has swept across the globe over the last three decades. Most recently, it is unfolding in the High Court of Justice in London where five Kenyans have filed a claim against the British government, alleging that they suffered acts of mistreatment and torture at the hands of British colonial and military personnel. Three revisionist Mau Mau historians have served as advisors and expert witnesses for the claimants. Judicial procedure and the… 
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