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Kenya Law Attends ‘Witness Protection Rules of Court Validation Workshop’

Kenya Law attended a ‘Witness Protection Rules of Court Validation Workshop’ held on 24th October, 2014 at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi. The workshop, co-hosted by the Judiciary, International Commission of Jurists-Kenya (ICJ) and the Witness Protection Agency (WPA) had the main goal of validating the ‘Witness Protection Draft Rules of Court’ for possible adoption and implementation by the Judiciary in Kenya.

The workshop themed ‘Access to Justice’ brought together representatives from membership of the National Council on Administration of Justice (NCAJ) and who are major stakeholders in effective and efficient administration of justice system in Kenya. Among the stakeholders who attended the workshop was representation from Judiciary, Office of the Attorney-General, Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), Kenya Police Service, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and International Commission of Jurists-Kenya (ICJ). Kenya Law was represented by the Ag. CEO/Editor, Mr. Long’et Terer and Mr. Christian Ateka.

The following were the key objectives of the Workshop:

  1. Interrogation of Draft Rules of Court with a view of validating them;
  2. Sensitizing participants on international best practices on judicial witness protection measures;
  3. Identifying challenges that may impact on effective implementation of the Rules of Court and how to address such challenges;
  4. Mapping way forward for the implementation of the Rules of Court

Click HERE to access the Witness Protection Rules of Court Draft

NOTE: Participants proposed several amendments to these Draft Rules which were to be incorporated in the Final Draft.

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