ACHPR Briefing Paper on Kenya

Kenya ratified the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on January 23, 1992. Kenya has domesticated most of the provisions of the Charter through various pieces of national legislation. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides an extensive and elaborate chapter on human rights and recognizes collective rights as well. Kenya has not consistently adhered to its obligations under article 62 of the Charter to prepare periodic State report on measures undertaken to implement the Charter; with its last report to the Commission submitted in 2006. As a result, a significant number of events with a bearing on the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms under the Charter have been absent of the scrutiny provided for by the dialogue process that accompanies the review of a State report by the Commission.
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