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The Court of Appeal baptises the rules of Locus Standi in the river of Constitutionalism

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In a recent decision, Civil Appeal Number 9 of 2013, the 5 judge bench of the Court of Appeal addressed a myriad of issues and principally among them was the question of locus standi. Who has the right to present a motion before court and can an unregistered entity be represented in court? For our […]
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Request to Judicial Service Commission for information

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Following the shortlisting by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for applicants for the position of Chief Justice (CJ), Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) and a Judge of the Supreme Court, Katiba Institute, on July  together with the International Commission of Jurist (Kenya Section) wrote to the JSC seeking information on the criteria employed to shortlist the […]
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Katiba Institute admitted as Amicus Curiae in LGBTQ cases

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Today, Katiba Institute was admitted as an Amicus Curiae in two cases filed by members of the LGBTQ community at the High Court. Katiba Institute was admitted into the cases on the basis of its expertise in constitutional law. The cases seek to challenge Section 162 of the Penal Code that outlaws having carnal knowledge […]
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The procedure for selecting a CJ – and other judges

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Meeting the Star’s Tuesday night deadline for this piece, I was hit by the news about the Judicial Service Commission having shortlisted 6 candidates for CJ. My purpose had been to stress the need for a thorough approach to the job. On Monday the JSC started preliminary scrutiny of applications for posts of Chief Justice, […]
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Reflecting on eight parliamentarians in a hole – JILL COTTRELL GHAI

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It was quite a week for politico-legal theatre! For surely that was what it was – not a serious exercise in law enforcement or the prevention of hate speech. Yet no-one is supposed to direct the police on what to do in connection with individual cases. Not even the Cabinet Secretary. But how many of […]
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Devolved Governance Forum (4th & 5th May 2015, Waterbuck Hotel Nakuru )

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Devolution Issues Katiba Institute, in collaboration with the University of Western Cape, South Africa, are undertaking a comparative study on critical devolution issues. The study will culminate in a book. In the meantime, some of the topical issues, especially those concerning Kenya are featuring in a series published in the Star Newspaper. Kenya – South […]
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National Conference on Human Rights and Extractives in November 2014

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The National Conference on Extractives and Human Rights in November 2014 to be held in Nairobi will be a three day event that aim at following up on the Roundtable Discussion on the Extractive Sector and Human Rights, held on 21st May 2014. The conference will focus on developing concrete ways to embed human rights […]
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