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Need for partnership to expand legal aid, CRJ Amadi

THURSDAY, December 10, 2020. Need for partnership  to expand legal aidnnChief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi has called on organizations to partner with the Judiciary to expand legal aid to Kenyans.nnSpeaking at the First National Conference on Legal Aid organized by Egerton University Law School, in Elementaita, Amadi who was the chief guest said that although the right to legal representation is enshrined in domestic and international legal instruments, the professional legal representation remains prohibitively expensive for many Kenyans who interact with courts.nnShe said threats to lack of legal information or representation is a concern that is shared by millions...

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JSC statement on BBI proposal on appointment of Judiciary Ombudsman

JSC’S STATEMENT ON BBI PROPOSAL ON APPOINTMENT OF JUDICIARY OMBUDSMANn nAn independent, impartial and efficient judiciary is an integral part of our constitutional system. Judges are required to maintain high standards of conduct to uphold the rule of law and inspire public confidence in the Judiciary. While underlining judicial independence, judicial accountability is equally important and must be embraced without compromising independence. In fact, the first BBI Taskforce Report (published in 2019) offered a broad recommendation that strong reforms need to be undertaken to increase public confidence in the Judiciary. In doing so, the Taskforce acknowledged the need to guard the...

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Participatory Budgeting Key to Judicial Accountability. By Hon. Anne Amadi.

Participatory Budgeting Key to Judicial AccountabilitynnHon. Anne Amadi, Chief Registrar of the Judiciary & Secretary, Judicial Service Commission (JSC)nnJustice through an independent Judiciary remains the foundation upon which democracy, rule of law and socio-economic development depend in our increasingly diverse society. And as we focus on the issue of an independence and well-funded Judiciary, the conversation on our accountability is equally important.  Judiciary independence and Judiciary accountability are mutually-reinforcing values which, if well applied can advance the establishment of a modern, responsive, and effective institution of justice. We therefore assign equal weight to the twin issues of independence and accountability...

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Mombasa Chief Magistrate speaks on access of justice for the vulnerable

Mombasa Law Courts Chief Magistrate Evans Makori, when he was live on Pwani FM during the ‘Gumzo Pevu’ program to explain the measures put in place by the court & its Court Users Committee(CUC) to ensure the poor & the vulnerable accessed justice easily amid the Covid 19 pandemic. The move was jointly facilitated by the CUC and  Human Rights Agenda (Huria).nn nn ...

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