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Advocating for a favorable legal and policy environment in Kenya.

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From death penalties to free speech, we protect people’s rights.

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Human Rights Defenders of the Year Award 2019: Call for Nominations

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May 15, 2019
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INTRODUCTION Civic space in Kenya continues to be under pressure as a range of actions are being directed against the work of Human Rights Defenders (HRD) and Civil Society organizations in Kenya. Physical attacks, criminal and administrative actions, legislative restrictions, negative rhetoric and limitation of human rights have undermined the Constitutional and international protections available

Research Report: Supporting Assembly Rights in Africa

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May 6, 2019
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Although democratic and governance structures in Southern and East Africa unquestionably have transformed since the advent of multi-party democracy, true political inclusion remains an aspiration and not an achievement. This is evident from the increasing suppression by the State of civil and political rights such as the right to freedom of assembly and related rights

VIOLENCE METED ON SECURITY OFFICERS IN THARAKA NITHI INEXCUSABLE

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May 3, 2019
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PRESS STATEMENT 2nd May 2019 The Police Reforms Working Group-Kenya would like to strongly condemn the gruesome murders of Kamaindi Location Chief Japheph Mayau Mukengu and the Chuka Officer in Charge of Police tation Mr Joshua Kinyua.According to media reports, Chief Mayau was hacked to death by angry locals from Kamaindi who allegedly accused him

You Will Not Be Charged to Acquire a P3 Form

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April 15, 2019
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No medical facility or police officer should charge you to obtain a P3 form. The Court in its ruling noted that the Poliuce Charter states P3 as a free document. It has further been established that there are some police stations who are in compliance with the charter and give the form free of charge.

A New Tool for HRDs to Reclaim Spaces

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April 12, 2019
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Our partners from Netherlands are currently developing a tool to allow you and other human rights defenders around the world to engage with policymakers, political authorities and legislatures on a more equal basis. We envision the tool as a multi-functional interactive platform which will help you build capacities, build networks and use evidence-based policy influencing to multiply the impact of

Meet the bold go-getter, Ikal Angelei, a woman HRD from Turkana

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April 8, 2019
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Ikal Angelei made history by staging a spirited opposition against the construction of the Gibe III Dam to protect the livelihoods of people living in northern Kenya. Researching the potential impact of the Gibe III Dam, Ikal Angelei was shocked to discover that, although the project appeared to be bringing progress, it would potentially cut
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