Kenya

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 ...
Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya's constitutional court has demonstrated its flexibility in facilitating the progressive realisation of 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 ...
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 ...
The Kenyan Tea Workers’ Case: Evaluating the Impediments to Holding MNCs Accountable for the Actions of their Subsidiaries

The Kenyan Tea Workers’ Case: Evaluating the Impediments to Holding MNCs Accountable for the Actions of their Subsidiaries

Recently, a human rights complaint was registered against Unilever at the United Nations by a group of Kenyan tea ...
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 ...
Denial of the Right to Life in Kenya’s Urban Settlements

Denial of the Right to Life in Kenya’s Urban Settlements

Over 56% of Kenya’s urban population live in informal settlements, with Kibera in Nairobi being Africa’s biggest ...
Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

As one of the measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, courts in major parts of the world are ...
High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

On 30 January 2020, the High Court of Kenya – the first level of the country’s superior courts, whose decisions ...
#Repeal162: Same-Sex Marriage Bogeyman an Incomprehensible Justification for Criminalizing Same-Sex Conduct

#Repeal162: Same-Sex Marriage Bogeyman an Incomprehensible Justification for Criminalizing Same-Sex Conduct

Over the past six years, Kenyan human rights activists, lawyers and organisations have secured key legal victories ...
The ‘Unaffordable’ Pro-life Abortion Policy in Kenya

The ‘Unaffordable’ Pro-life Abortion Policy in Kenya

The narrow basis for the procurement of abortions in Kenya discriminates against women and girls based on their ...
Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 2066 (also known as the ‘Mau Mau litigation’, ...

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