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Civil Society Coalition on Kenya’s Universal Periodic Review (CSCK-UPR) - Advocacy Charter Civil Society Coalition on Kenya’s Universal Periodic Review (CSCK-UPR) - Advocacy Charter

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This Charter has been prepared by the Civil Society Coalition on Kenya’s 2nd Universal periodic Review (CSCK-UPR) as a supplement to its stakeholders’ report submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on June 14, 2014. It seeks to highlight contemporary human rights concerns in Kenya with a view to catalysing a robust interactive dialogue during Kenya’s review. In addition to our stakeholders’ report this charter utilizes information from the State report as well as that of international treaty bodies and special procedures that have reported on Kenya for the period under review. This charter raises pertinent issues for inquiry by Kenya’s peers and proposes remedial action by way of recommendations for consideration. It is hoped that this charter will
serve as an effective advocacy document that will lead to State commitment to the increased realization of human rights in the country.

Civil Society Coalition on Kenya’s 2nd Universal Periodic Review (CSCK-UPR) Civil Society Coalition on Kenya’s 2nd Universal Periodic Review (CSCK-UPR)

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This report is a joint submission by twelve non-governmental human rights organizations to inform Kenya’s second universal periodic review. The report considers the state’s implementation of recommendations accepted during its first review in 2010, while also highlighting human rights concerns emerging during the current
period under review, from 2010 to 2014. The report is cognizant of the institutional, policy and legislative reforms undertaken during the period under review but proceeds to assess their effectiveness and impact on the overall enjoyment of human rights.

The Internet Legislative and Policy Environment In Kenya The Internet Legislative and Policy Environment In Kenya

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Date added: 04/23/2014
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This report has been produced as part of the Internet Freedom Project, in conjunction with Global Partners Digital (UK). It is aimed at providing policy makers, civil society, scholars and other relevant ICT stakeholders in Kenya and ultimately globally with an overview of the status of the ICT sector as an integral part of the political economy reality of the 21st century with attention to the rights and freedoms that exist there in. Indeed there have been questions as to whether the internet is a right or a privilege. Many developing countries are now adopting ICT as a key economic growth driver. In that regard, it is no longer feasible to view ICT, of which the internet is a key component, as a mere luxury.

KENYA: One Year in Office for Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto KENYA: One Year in Office for Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

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As April 9, 2014 marked the first year in office of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto as President and Deputy President of Kenya, FIDH and KHRC have published a briefing paper which demonstrates that despite the commitments made by the Jubilee Coalition during its electoral campaign, which were echoed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his inaugural speech when he reaffirmed his willingness to guarantee the protection of “the rights of all citizens [...] through legislation that upholds the spirit of [the] Constitution”, and to “glorify rather than undermine democracy”, this first year in office has been marked by worrisome cases of infringements of fundamental rights and freedoms and by rampant impunity.

This publication is a brief scorecard with recommendations on the human rights status in Kenya since Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, both of whom are facing charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, in connection with the post-election violence of 2007-2008.

Democratic Paradox - A Report on Kenya's 2013 General Election Democratic Paradox - A Report on Kenya's 2013 General Election

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Tuesday March 4, 2014, marks exactly one year since Kenya’s first general elections under a new constitutional dispensation ushered in by the Constitution of Kenya (2010) (COK 2010).  These elections presented unique and unprecedented situations key among them being the first held under Kenya’s new constitutional dispensation.  Given this progressive constitution, the elections had the potential to be positively transformative of the country’s electoral systems and processes; and especially since they were held against a backdrop of the disputed presidential elections of 2007, hence it was imperative that public confidence in electoral processes be affirmed.

However, the results of the results of the presidential election were disputed and settled by a Supreme Court ruling that proclaimed the elections to have been free and fair thereby giving the Jubilee Coalition the winning ticket. There have since been a number of disputed results which have ended up in fifteen by-elections at various levels to date. Throughout these processes, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has monitored the elections against the international standards of elections using the human rights-based approach to monitoring.

It is against the unique challenges and lessons learnt from this process that the KHRC carried out the election monitoring process and has the launched this report titled “THE DEMOCRATIC PARADOX: A REPORT ON KENYA’S 2013 GENERAL ELECTIONS”.

KHRC is an independent non-governmental organization committed to fostering  of a human rights and democratic culture based on the  goal of Enhanced Human Rights- Centered Governance at All Levels. KHRC has been engaged in monitoring electoral processes since 1997 and in July 2012, launched the monitoring of the election process in the run up to the March 4, 2013 general elections under our Electoral Governance Programme

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