Alvin Attalo

Alvin Attalo is an LL.M candidate at the University of Kent, pursuing his Masters in International Human Rights and International Criminal Law. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Moi University School of Law. Alvin has a keen interest in Transnational law with a specific focus on international human rights, refugee law and international criminal law. Alvin is also an expert on matters EAC Treaty Law and Regional Integration, having handled a number of assignments pertaining the same in the East African Community.

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The Kenyan Court of Appeal’s BBI Judgment – V: To Be Or Not To Be – The Eternity Clauses Within the 2010 Constitution

The Kenyan Court of Appeal’s BBI Judgment – V: To Be Or Not To Be – The Eternity Clauses Within the 2010 Constitution

[This is the fifth post in the OxHRH Blog's ongoing series on the Kenyan Court of Appeal's landmark judgment in the set of cases known as the BBI Appeals. For earlier posts: Part One; Part Two; Part Three; Part Four.] As the ...
Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

The Kenyan Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision which found that the forceful eviction of the inhabitants of Mitumba village was not in violation of their fundamental rights and freedoms. The appellate decision, ...
Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

In BPA v Directors, Brookhouse Schools,  a group of parents ofminors at Brookhouse Schools, a private school, challenged the introduction of the virtual learning programme, following the shutdown of schools by the Ministry of Education
Fighting for fair representation for women through dissolution of the Kenyan Parliament

Fighting for fair representation for women through dissolution of the Kenyan Parliament

In the Chief Justice’s advice to the President, Kenya’s current Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga has advised the President to dissolve parliament for failing to enact legislation that ensures gender equality as guaranteed under the ...
Using Human Rights to Protect the Environment in Kenya

Using Human Rights to Protect the Environment in Kenya

Kenya’s Environment and Land Court recently awarded the inhabitants of Owino-Uhuru village in Mombasa, damages worth 1.3 billion Kenyan Shillings and further directed that 700 million be dedicated towards an environmental clean-up ...
Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

In Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR, the Court of Appeal held that the Teacher’s Service Commission (TSC), a body with the constitutional responsibility to employ and exercise disciplinary control over ...
Kenyan High Court breaks rank with Supreme Court on the right to prompt notification for reasons of arrest

Kenyan High Court breaks rank with Supreme Court on the right to prompt notification for reasons of arrest

In Mohamed Feisal& 19 others v Henry Kandie et. Al. the Kenyan High Court departed from a decision by the Supreme Court of Kenya (SCORK) in the Hussein Khalid case. It held that the arrest of an individual without informing them of
The Kenyan Supreme Court Overturns Presidential Election Results: Of Forms 34As, Bs and Cs

The Kenyan Supreme Court Overturns Presidential Election Results: Of Forms 34As, Bs and Cs

On 8 August 2017, Kenya held her second General Election under the 2010 Constitution. This was the first time an elaborate regime of electoral laws had been used to introduced the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management System (KIEMS); a
The Devil’s in the Dictum: the Kenyan Court of Appeal Wishes Away the Inviolability of the Right to Hold a Religious Belief

The Devil’s in the Dictum: the Kenyan Court of Appeal Wishes Away the Inviolability of the Right to Hold a Religious Belief

High school students subscribing to the Seventh Day Adventist faith have cause for celebration. In Seventh Day Adventist Church (East Africa) Limited v Minister for Education & 3 others, Kenya's Court of Appeal moved to guarantee ...
A Win For The Freedom Of Expression In Kenya: Criminal Libel Is Unconstitutional

A Win For The Freedom Of Expression In Kenya: Criminal Libel Is Unconstitutional

The Kenyan High court has, in a recent decision, struck a blow for freedom of expression. The case, Jacqueline Okuta& another v Attorney General & 2 others , sought to challenge the constitutionality of the offence of criminal ...
Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

A July 2016 decision by the Kenyan Court of Appeal in Kenya Airports Authority v Mitu-Bell Welfare Society & 2 Others (“Mitu-Bell”) threatens to plunge the country back into the dark ages where the realisation of socio-economic ...
The Ramifications of Kenya’s Decision to Expel Refugees From Dadaab Camp

The Ramifications of Kenya’s Decision to Expel Refugees From Dadaab Camp

The Kenyan government has come under sharp criticism following its decision to return refugees in Dadaab Camp back to Somalia. While Kenya as a sovereign State has the right to control the entry, residence and expulsion of aliens, this