Kenya

Human Rights in Kenya

(English) On the 27th August 2010 a new Constitution was adopted in Kenya. The Constitution, considered to be progressive, is seen as the primary instrument required to make social and political reforms in the country, so badly needed, after the violent events of the 2007 elections. Kenya adheres to the monist legal system and as such ratified international treaties are automatically incorporated into national law. Kenya is party to the majority of the core international human rights treaties as well as regional instruments such as the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

Phyllis Omido från Kenya inkluderas i Natalia Project

Photo: Civil Rights Defenders

Miljösamordnaren Phyllis Omido i Mombasa blir den andra människorättsförsvararen från Kenya att inkluderas i Natalia Project efter David Kuria. 2009 grundade hon organisationen The Center For Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA), en verksamhet som arbetar för att främja och skipa rättvisa för dem som drabbas av miljöförstöring i industritäta områden längst Kenyas kust.