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Democratisation and the rule of law in Kenya

Democratisation and the rule of law in Kenya

ICJ mission report.

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Published by International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Rule of law -- Kenya.,
    • Democracy -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsInternational Commission of Jurists (1952- )
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKSK1726 .D46 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination95 p. ;
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL459160M
      LC Control Number98176768

      The 'rule of law' is widely accepted to be a critical part of an effective constitution; its principle function is to constrain government action. There is a significant disagreement initially on how to define the rule of law. The rule of law has been referred to as a ‘wrapper’ that is placed around a bundle of constitutional principles.   Kenya arrested people for same-sex relationships between and According to the NGLHRC, one of the petitioners against the law, there have been more than 1, attacks against LGBT.

        Inconsistent rule of law and tolerance for corruption make for a less desirable destination for foreign investment. The democratic decline is most pronounced in Uganda and Tanzania. Uganda’s elections were deeply flawed, with Museveni’s government repeatedly arresting his main political rival, Kizza Besigye, detaining him for weeks at. Tom Bingham, The Rule of Law, Allen Lane, £ (available from for £12) In the second review of the book on the rule of law by Lord Bingham, the former lord chief justice, Keith.

      notion of the rule of law is perhaps the most powerful and often repeated political ideal in contemporary global discourse. Everyone, it seems, is for the rule of law. The rule of law is a major source of legitimation for governments in the modern world. A government that abides by the rule of law is seen as good and worthy of respect. The golden thread that cuts across the various chapters of the book is the emphasis that good constitutions anchor certain tenets that have garnered recognition as hallmarks of democratic dispensation. These hallmarks include the concept of separation of powers; the doctrine of the rule of law; constitutionalism and human rights.


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Get this from a library. Democratisation and the rule of law in Kenya: ICJ mission report. [International Commission of Jurists ();]. Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) No. 2 Act of dated 10 December 2 See World Almanac and Book of Facts (); C.

Mulei - The State of Human Rights in Kenya (Unpublished Paper); A Long Road to Uhuru: Human Rights and Political Participation in Kenya (Report of a fact-finding study. This holds particularly true in Kenya. To manage the conflicting interests of diverse subcultures, all citizens, regardless of their political, economic, and ethnocultural affiliation, must be subject to the law.

Thus, a governing process undergirded by the rule of law is critical for a future of peace and development in : John Mukum Mbaku. the rule of law as a central dimension of liberal and substantive democracy the interaction between external and domestic structures and agents Offering a different stance from most of the current literature on the subject, International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law makes an important contribution to our knowledge of the.

The Rule of Law Project is an initiative of the Free Market Foundation () and is dedicated to giving substance to section 1(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, which provides for the supremacy of the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

pursue undergraduate studies in law. He did his post-graduate work in law at Oxford University, returning to Kenya to teach law at the University of Nairo-bi.

While teaching, Mr. Kamau Kuria published articles on issues of constitu-tional theory and the rule of law in Kenya. SinceMr. Kamau Kuria also has participated actively in the debate. Article 10 (2) (a) further mentions the ‘rule of law’ as part of the national values and principles of governance on which the Republic of Kenya is founded.

Rule of law will crucially depend on reform of the police, consistently rated as among Kenya’s most corrupt institutions, as well as better access and more effectiveness in the court system.

The outstanding issue of prosecutions for post-election violence is. This book argues that the judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court, should embrace an interpretive framework that promotes equal participation in the democratic process, fosters accountability, and facilitates robust public discourse among citizens of all backgrounds.

The authors propose a solution that strives to restore integrity to the Court’s decision-making. the rule of law. Shrinking civic spaces More sophisticated forms of legal and operational actions have emerged to counter civic engagements, civil society activism and human rights advocacy.

The closing of spaces is often justified on the basis that it enhances national sovereignty. Judicial democracy and the rule of law.

Table Of Contents. Introduction I. Contents of the Book Part I: Design 1. Foundations of the EU Rule of Law I. The EU as a System where Laws are Applied and Enforced II. Arguments Against the EU Rule of Law III.

The Rule of Law as a Stretch Concept 2. Conceptualising the EU Rule of Law I. Introduction II. The Rule of Law, Not the Rule of Man III. The Rule of Law, Not the Rule. Democracy and the rule of law at the Human Rights Council.

The former Commission on Human Rights adopted several landmark resolutions regarding democracy. Inthe Commission recommended a host of legislative, institutional and practical measures to consolidate democracy (resolution /47).

The rule of law is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as: "The authority and influence of law in society, especially when viewed as a constraint on individual and institutional behavior; (hence) the principle whereby all members of a society (including those in government) are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes and processes.".

This book fills this gap, and addresses the question of the consequences of the "external force" of European enlargement upon the understanding and practice of democracy and the rule of law and among both the main legal-political actors and the general public in the new member-states.

A number of leading legal scholars, sociologists and. The premise of this report is based on Kenya's policy blueprint, Visionwhich places rule of law at the center of its goals.

It was commenced at the same time as the nation was recuperating from the post-election poll, which resulted in many Kenyans expressing disappointment at the nations's democratic institutions.

The study, produced by AfriMAP and the Open Society Reviews: 1. The obligation to uphold the rule of law is an integral part of the overall commitment to governance and democracy by African heads of state and government.

This commitment was expressed in the AU Constitutive Act during the period of transformation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) into the AU. The statutory responsibilities and related.

Kenya: Democracy and Political Participation Discussion Paper 1 Summary 3 Introduction 5 1 Kenya’s transition to democracy 8 2 Ethnicity and democratic participation 12 3 Citizenship, identity and the politics of belonging 15 4 The electoral system and political parties 19 5 Concentration of power and abuse of the rule of law objectives are all believed to hinge, at least in part, on ‘the rule of law.’”--World Bank, The Rule of Law as a Goal of Development Policy.

Introduction to the Rule of Law Politicians, lawyers, economists and policy-makers often use the term “rule of law” to characterize a certain type of legal-political regime.

This two-volume book, published open access, brings together leading scholars of constitutional law from twenty-nine European countries to revisit the role of national constitutions at a time when decision-making has increasingly shifted to the European and transnational level.

or a shift to a thin version of the rule of law, democracy and. Key words: Rule of Law, Principle, Liberty, Right etc. The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.

Dwi ght D. Eisenhower The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent. Democratization, process through which a political regime becomes explosive spread of democracy around the world beginning in the midth century radically transformed the international political landscape from one in which democracies were the exception to one in which they were the rule.

The increased interest in democratization among academics. "The Journal of Democracy is far and away the most important forum for current debates about the nature and spread of liberal democracy around the world, and an indispensable tool for anybody interested in comparative politics or international relations.

It is a model for how to present serious intellectual content in a clear and accessible way, and a standing rebuke to .The starting point for incorporating the rule of law into the post‐ agenda should be an understanding of the nature of the rule of law and its relationship to development.

We take an inclusive view of the rule of law, which incorporates a diversity of perspectives while recognizing international norms. The rule of law is a system of rules.