Seminar on State Responsibility for Investigation of Sexual Violence Cases: The ‘160 Girls Decision’ (Petition No. 8 of 2012)

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Tue, 2014-02-18 - Wed, 2014-02-19

On 18th February 2014 the School of Law, University of Nairobi in collaboration with the Judiciary Training Institute held a highly successful seminar on State Responsiblity for Investigation of Sexual Violence Cases.  The aim of the seminar was to discuss the landmark constitutional decision in the ‘160 Girls Case’ (Petition No. 8 of 2012) where a group of young girls successfully challenged the Kenya government on its inaction regarding defilement.  d‘160 Girls Case’.  The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness of the decision among legal academics, students and key stakeholders in the justice sector, to consider the implications of the decision in terms of human rights litigation and development of jurisprudence, and to deliberate on mechanisms for enforcing and implementing the decision.  The Chief Guest was Hon. Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal, the Deputy Chief Justice of the Kenyan Judiciary.  The seminar attracted over 80 participants drawn from the University fraternity, civil society NGOS, and government officials in the law, justice and governance sectors.

 

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