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Charlie Gard: Children’s Rights and Parent’s Responsibilities

Rachel Taylor 11th August 2017

The tragic death of Charlie Gard brings to an end the stream of litigation that surrounded his short life. His case has provoked intense and wide-ranging debate, not least on the troubling question of how best to protect children when the grief of parents is filtered through the glare of social media. Despite the extensive […]

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The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

Duncan Okubasu Munabi 10th August 2017

Kenya held its general elections two days ago, after a period of aggressive political campaigning. This election, there are two major political parties, the Jubilee Party (Jubilee) (sponsoring President Uhuru Kenyatta), and the National Super Alliance (NASA), a coalition of political parties, sponsoring Raila Odinga. Jubilee is a dominant party in the former Central and […]

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What does a Free and Fair Election mean for Kenyans?

Andrew Maina 8th August 2017

Kenyans go to the polls to elect their leaders today, the 8th of August 2017. There are six elective posts that they need to fill. These include the Member of the County Assembly, County Governor, Member of National Assembly, Senator, Women Representative and the President. The credibility of the polls has come into sharp focus, […]

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