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Milimani holds carol service

The Milimani law courts Community held its annual Carols service on 18th December 2018. The annual event brought together judicial officers and staff from Milimani Law Courts main and the Milimani commercial Court. The event was the third and is the brainchild of the chairperson of the Milimani Leadership and Management Team (LMT) Hon Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit.nnSpeaking during the service, Justice Lesiit said the event promotes unity and cohesion among staff. nnThe Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi who was the chief guest commended the court for coming up with the idea saying the event fostered unity in the...

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Milimani Family Division celebrates 18th anniversary

Milimani Family Division Bar – Bench committee celebrated the 18th anniversary since the establishment of the Division at the High Court in Nairobi.nnThe event held at a Nairobi hotel brought together key players in the Family Division that included the judicial officers and members of the bar from Law Society of Kenya, Family law advocates and Public Trustee.nnThe event was graced by among others, the first lady Judge, RTD. Judge Effie Owuor who with others conceived the idea of the formation of the Family Division and the former ICC judge, RTD. Justice Joyce Aluoch who as a judge of the...

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Message of Condolence to the Family of the Late Justice William Deverell

Message of Condolence to the Family of the Late Justice William Deverelln I have learnt with great sadness about the demise of Justice William Shirley Deverell, a former judge of the Court of Appeal.nOn behalf of the Judiciary, my family and on my own behalf, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.nJustice Deverell had a long and distinguished career in the legal profession, having joined Kaplan & Stratton Advocates in 1963 following his studies at Oxford University. After only two years - in 1965 - he became a partner and later a senior partner, a position he served...

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Women justice actors commit to combating GBV

SUNDAY, December 2, 2018.  Women justice actors commit to combating GBV. Women judges, magistrates and prosecutors have signed a commitment that would see a concerted approach by women justice actors to combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Africa.nnThe representatives of associations of women judges, magistrates and prosecutors from the African region resolved and committed to establishing the International Association of Women Judges-Africa Region Forum to eliminate sexual and gender based violence.nnThe group also committed itself to ensuring that women judges and national associations undertake to carry out sustained advocacy to curb sexual and gender based violence within their jurisdictions.nnThe signing happened after the...

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More strategies needed to tackle GBV

More strategies needed to tackle Gender Based Violence nnThere is need to come up with strategies that go beyond legislative and policy reforms in order to combat Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country.nnSpeaking in Nairobi at the Regional Conference for Women Justice Actors, Chief Justice David Maraga observed that GBV persists in Kenya despite the strict and punitive legislation.nnHe cited the strict punishments for offences committed under the Sexual Offences Act 2006, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011, the Protection Against Domestic Violence Act 2015 and the Children Act 2001, saying that despite these provisions, the challenge of GBV...

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Regional Conference for Women Justice Actors – Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2018

Regional Conference for Women Justice Actors on Knowledge Sharing, Creating Partnerships and Combating Systemic Impunity towards Gender Based Violence (GBV)nWomen judges and magistrates from the East Africa and other parts of Africa will converge in Nairobi starting Friday 30th, for a two-day regional conference to discuss proper adjudication of Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases in the region.n nThe conference whose theme is: “Strengthening the Role and Contribution of Women Justice Actors in the Adjudication of GBV cases,” is also intended to mark the KWJA Silver Jubilee anniversary since its inception in 1993. The name, KWJA has since then changed to, “International Association of Women...

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