In collaboration with the University of Nairobi and the Platform Magazine, Amnesty International Kenya invites submissions of papers on the theme: Reflections on the Shakahola Tragedy, One Year Later: Dissecting the Freedom of Conscience, Religion, Belief and Opinions. We also welcome groundbreaking papers addressing broader human rights issues covered in the Amnesty International Global Annual Report.

Thematic Areas

  • Right to truth, justice and reparations for victims and families of the Shokahola tragedy.

  • Human Rights approaches to freedom of worship.

  • The role of law in expanding and protecting the exercise of freedom of worship.

  • Intervention by different actors (international/regional organisations, CSOs/NGOs) in preventing religious extremism.




Abstracts should be 300 words or less and must provide a clear overview of the research objectives, methodology, and key findings.





Abstracts addressing extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances, conflict, the right to protest, the Right to health a healthy environment, freedom of expression and assembly, LGBTI person rights and the rights of women and girls and technology and human rights are welcome.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process to ensure quality and relevance.






Accepted papers will have the opportunity for presentation during dedicated sessions or inclusion in the conference proceedings.





Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

Full Paper Submission Deadline

Conference Date

2nd April 2024

6th April 2024

18th April 2024

25th April 2024

For Submission

Email Benta Moige: [email protected], c.c [email protected]