Public
Interest
Litigation (PIL)

Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is a key strategy in fulfilling KI’s core objectives of facilitating constitutional implementation. The Constitution contemplates that PIL can be used as a strategy to implement and defend it and to secure and preserve greater rights guaranteed by the Constitution. In this regard, Article 22 and 258 have relaxed the rules of standing allowing disputes that relate to the Constitution to be filed in Court even by those not directly affected. KI has an in house public interest litigation unit staffed by advocates who go to court and represent KI or its partners in public interest matters. Most of the litigation undertaken by KI has been on establishing transparency and accountability, good governance and rule of law.