Launch Of The 2nd Economic And Social Rights Probono Lawyer Of The Year 2014 Awards Competition For Members Of The Bar
Amnesty International Kenya (AIK) in collaboration with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and The East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights), hereby launches its 2nd competition for the 2014 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS PROBONO LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD. This award is a build up from the initial award which has been expanded to recognise members of the Bar that will excel in this emerging area of law.
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EACHRights launched a Compendium On Economic And Social Rights Cases Under The Constitution Of Kenya 2010
EACHRights launched a Compendium On Economic And Social Rights Cases Under The Constitution Of Kenya 2010 on 9th July 2014 at Eka Hotel Nairobi. The launch was attended by both the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) & the judiciary. The compendium entails different human rights cases and the challenges the judiciary is facing in adjudicating economic and social rights.
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On 16th December, 2013, EACHRights participated in the nomination of the Pro Bono lawyer of the year award ceremony that took place at the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). This award and ceremony which was supported by Amnesty International Kenya (AIK) seeks recognise lawyers who have made an outstanding Pro-Bono contribution in the field of economic social and cultural rights (ESCR).
On Friday, 7th February, 2014, the Director of EACHRights Mr. Gilbert Onyango, was invited by FIDA Kenya to make a presentation to its members at a training with the theme "Towards realizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of women in Kenya through Strategic Impact litigation" that was held at the Hill Park Hotel, Nairobi. Other expert speakers included Ms. Enid Muthoni and Mr. John Chigiti. We wish to thank FIDA Kenya for inviting EACHRights and we look forward to future collaboration.
On 25th October, 2013, the Director of EACHRights made a presentation at the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association Annual General Conference that was held at the Panari Hotel that brought together over 500 judicial officers. The theme of the conference was "The aftermath of judging in the context of social and economic rights" while the paper brought out the role and potential of the Kenyan Judiciary in upholding the Constitution of Kenya so as to promote social justice. We look forward to engaging with the KMJA further to ensure that the all the members get sensitised on their role as Kenyans seek to demand greater equity in the distribution of the national cake