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Category: Publications

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Constitutional Law Case Digest Volume II

Constitutional interpretation in Kenya continues to raise novel issues, which add to the evolution of the Kenyan Constitutional Jurisprudence.

In the previous Constitutional Law Case Digest we considered the trend of the Constitutional Jurisprudence in the enforcement of the fundamental rights and freedoms in Kenya between 1990 and 2003.

This issue is an expansion of the first edition and it addresses inter alia rights to property, suffrage and public policy. The digest focuses on the emergent interpretation of fundamental principles and doctrines of constitutional law namely, constitutionalism, separation of powers, the rule of law and parliamentary supremacy


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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children have a set of human rights specific to them because the general thrust behind national and international action on behalf of children is the moral and legal recognition of their emotional, physical and psychological vulnerability, their need for special care and recognition of the obligation to respect for their rights including having their views respected.


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Ethnicity, Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Kenya

The theme chosen for this publication is of crucial importance in light of recent conflicts as well as for the future of the continent because given the number and variety of ethnic conflict, development strategies cannot afford to ignore the effects of ethnicity. The prospects of peace and war, the maintenance of national unity, and the enjoyment of fundamental human rights in many parts of the world depend on the adequate solution to ethnic tensions. To ignore the problem is to therefore neglect an important aspect of the contemporary reality.

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Strengthening Judicial Reforms in Kenya - Volume IX

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Strengthening Judicial Reforms in Kenya - Volume X

This is the 10th Report in "Strengthening Judicial Reforms" Series of publications and it addresses administrative reforms in the Judiciary. The report focuses on the offices of the Chief Justice and the Registrar as well as judicial policies which form the larger part of Judiciary's internal environment that govern the day-to-day functions and operations of the Judiciary.


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The Paralegal's Handbook

This handbook has been developed by the Paralegal Support Network (PASUNE). The curriculum has been very useful in ensuring that all organizations involved in paralegal training cover an agreed set of issues in the process of training and that the eventual trainees are of a certain quality.

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ICJ Kenya CAT 50: State of torture and related human rights violation in Kenya

State of Torture and Related Human Rights Violation in Kenya.

Alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva, Switzerland  to advise on the efforts towards implementation of the provisions in the Convention Against Torture

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Devolution Handbook

The promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in August 2010 set the stage for major institutional reforms.

Devolution provides opportunities for public participation in the affairs of the government. The objective of devolution include to “give powers of self governance to the people and enhance participation of the people in the exercise of the powers of the State and in making decisions affecting them” Article 174(c).

Other objectives are stated as “to recognise the right of communities to manage their own affairs and to further their development,” Article 174 (d) and “to promote social and economic development and the provision of proximate, easily accessible services throughout Kenya,” and “to facilitate the decentralisation of the State organs, their functions and services from the capital of Kenya.” Article 174 (h).

The purpose of this publication is to satisfy the demand for knowledge on devolution with the expected result that it shall contribute towards a more vibrant, informed and knowledgeable public, participating in governance at the local level.

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Transitional Justice Approaches In the Context of the Implementation of Agenda Item Number 4

A Policy Brief on Transitional Justice Approaches in the Context of the Implementation of Agenda Item Number 4.”

It focuses on transitional justice approaches in the context of the implementation of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreement. In particular, the Brief distils and analyses the main issues that emerged from the workshop.

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Strengthening Judicial Reforms Series XIV - Justice at City Hall

This report summarises findings of the monitoring and observation of the administration of justice system. It focuses on the city and municipal courts  in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret. The report analyses the impact of the on-going judicial reforms. It looks at the effects that the international best practices have on the standards of these courts.

The report is informed by detailed research and observation. Its authors applied; observation of court operations and face-to-face interviews with court users. They also administered questionnaires completed by both advocates and court users.

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