Human Rights Updates

October 23, 2017

LAUNCH OF THE 2017 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS PRO BONO LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR MEMBERS OF THE BAR

1. BACKGROUND Provision of Pro Bono Legal services plays a vital role in bridging the gap between justice and victims of injustice. It was in this […]
October 16, 2017

KILL THOSE CRIMINALS: SECURITY FORCES VIOLATIONS IN KENYA’S AUGUST 2017 ELECTIONS

On August 11, 2017, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the presidential elections amid claims of fraud. Opposition supporters […]
September 1, 2017

Supreme Court annuls presidential election in historic ruling

Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at Amnesty International Kenya, said: […]
August 18, 2017

Life turned upside down by excessive use of force by the police in Mathare

Kenya held its second General Elections under the 2010 Constitution and sixth since the introduction of multiparty politics on 8 August 2017. The election was closely […]
August 17, 2017

Attempts to shut down human rights groups unlawful and irresponsible

Responding to attempts by Kenya’s NGO regulator to shut down two human rights organizations – the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre […]

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