Int'l Business-South Video - Jan 26/15

Jan. 26, 2015
Calgary Online

Int'l Business  Section (South) Video
January 26, 2015 @ 1:30 PM

Canadian Bar Association 
710, 777 - 8 Avenue SW
Calgary AB

Speaker: Professor Jennifer Koshan, University of Calgary

Topic: “160 Girls Litigation Successful in Kenya

Decision of the High Court of Kenya - C.K. et al v The Commissioner of Police et al, Petition No. 8 of 2012, High Court of Kenya (May 27, 2013)"

Agenda:
Working with local organizations, the NGO, Equality Effect, brought a constitutional claim against the government of Kenya for failing to protect girls from sexual abuse, and to properly investigate / prosecute their claims. The claim was brought under the Kenyan constitution, a document that directly incorporates international law. The group was successful in winning a judgment against the Kenyan government in May 2013 based in part on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Convention on the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

 

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