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Hearing of the PEV Sexual Gender Based Violence case begins in Court

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Advocate Tim Briyant representing the Petitioners introducing the parties before the court at the begining of the SGBV case hearing at the Milimani Courts, Nairobi

Almost six years after the 2007/2008 Post - Election Violence a case filed on behalf of victims of sexual and gender based violence arising from the violence was heard in court on 25th, March 2014.

The case was heard by Justice Isaac Lenaola in the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi.

The case was filed on February 20, 2013 by the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW), Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU), The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya), Physicians For Human Rights (PHR) and eight victims of sexual and gender.

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National debate needed to avert future election goofs

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The Kenya Human Rights Commission has issued a report, The Democracy Paradox, to mark the first anniversary of Kenya’s elections under a new constitution.

The report is a comprehensive assessment of the extent to which the fundamental rights and freedoms necessary for the democratic and accountable conduct of the electoral process were applied, protected and promoted by the election management bodies, particularly the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, during the last elections.

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