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Who is my mother? The dilemma of surrogacy agreements – Part I

Fraciah Muringi 12th December 2016

The High Court of Kenya in A.M.N & 2 others v The Attorney General & 5 others was faced with the issue of how surrogacy agreements ought to be enforced. Since there was no law governing surrogacy in Kenya, the Court had recourse to the United Kingdom’s (UK) position. In this petition, the parentage of […]

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Swazi Court Reiterates Prominence of Human Rights in their Home-Grown Constitution

Caroline James 7th December 2016

In September 2016, the High Court in Swaziland ruled that certain provisions in the Sedition and Subversive Activities and Suppression of Terrorism Acts were unconstitutional. The Court held that the definitions of the offences and the procedure through which an organisation is declared a terrorist entity infringed the rights to freedom of expression, association and […]

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