A petition to nullify Jesus Christ’s conviction and death sentence is pending in The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.
In August 2007 Naroibi attorney Dola Indidis filed a petition in Kenya’s High Court on behalf of the Friends of Jesus that challenged the constitutionality of the mode of questioning, the evidence, the trial, and the sentencing and punishment of Jesus Christ. The petition’s requested relief was a declaration that the proceedings were a “nullity” because “they did not conform to the rule at the material time.” The ten defendants included The Republic of Italy and the State of Israel. The 25-page petition contended the proceedings Jesus was subjected to were infected with the bias and prejudice of “Judicial Misconduct, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Malicious Prosecution, Abuse Of Office, Fabrication Of Evidence and Human Rights Abuses.” (§1, p. 11)
Justice Denied reported on the filing of the Friends of Jesus’ petition in its Summer 2007 issue.
The petition was taken very seriously in Kenya, with legal experts debating the merits of its legal basis, its claims, and its requested relief. The Kenya Civil Liberties Union joined the proceeding as amicus curiae. However, Kenya’s High Court declined to consider the petition, ruling it lacked jurisdiction.
After the High Court’s ruling, in 2011 Indidis filed filed a petition in The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands on behalf of the Friends of Jesus that raised the same legal issues as the 2007 Kenyan petition. The petition asserted the ICJ had jurisdiction over the material issues because upon the attainment of independence the states of Italy and Israel incorporated the laws of the Roman Empire which were in force at the time of Jesus’ trial and execution.
Indidis told the Nairobian newspaper during an interview, “I filed the case because it’s my duty to uphold the dignity of Jesus and I have gone to the ICJ to seek justice for the man from Nazareth. His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.”
A spokesperson for the Friends of Jesus told reporters the petition in the ICJ was being pursued because, “The trial of Jesus, his crucifixion and his conviction violated the laws of the time, and must be corrected by modern law.”
Indidis, a former spokesman of the Kenyan Judiciary, recently announced the ICJ has constituted a panel to hear the case. That couldn’t be verified from the ICJ’s website at www.icj-cij.org.
Click here to read the petition filed in Kenya’s High Court, Friends of Jesus v Tiberius, Emperor of Rome; Pontius Pilate; et al, Republic of Kenya Constitutional Petition No. 965 of 2007.
Justice Denied’s previous article about the case is: “Petition Seeks To Nullify Jesus Christ’s Conviction” Justice Denied, Issue 37, Summer 2007, p. 20.