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The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)

ICJ Kenya is an NGO. Its mission is to promote human rights, justice, rule of law and democracy in Kenya and around Africa through the application of legal expertise and international best practices.



Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Criminal Justice, Governance, Other, Women's Rights

The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) is a non-governmental membership organization consisting a body of jurists drawn from members of the Bench and Bar in Kenya and the region. It is the only autonomous national section of the International Commission of Jurist based in Geneva. ICJ Kenya has been working in Kenya and around Africa since 1959 and its mission is to promote human rights, justice and democracy in Kenya and around Africa through the application of legal expertise and international best practices.

ICJ Kenya strategic objectives include:

  • To promote and protect the observance of human rights in Kenya and around Africa;
  • To support the strengthening of democratic governance in Kenya and across Africa;
  • To improve access to justice in Kenya and the African region;
  • To promote justice for international crimes and gross human rights violations in Kenya and across Africa; and
  • To protect and promote civic space in order to enhance enjoyment of human rights and participation in governance in Kenya and the region

The organization works with four key thematic area under the following programs; Human Rights, Governance, Access to Justice, and International Justice. Over the years ICJ has worked through a combination of different approaches which include advocacy, capacity building, creation of awareness, research, partnerships, and litigation.

People Associated With This Organization

Geoffrey Odhiambo

Kenya  
The Kenyan Section of the International...
Joined July 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Governance, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a legal researcher under the Human Rights Protection Program at ICJ Kenya. I aspires to be a competent person with excellent advocacy skills. My central areas of interest include; Constitutional Law, Sports Law and Human Rights, Research, Public Interest Litigation, and Gender Issues.

I holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from Moi University. I have previously worked as an intern at the National Gender and Equality Commission. I am currently undertaking my pupillage at ICJ Kenya in partial fulfillment of the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

I am an avid soccer player and fan and I also love swimming. In addition, I enjoy reading literature and playing scrabble. My interests in life are; forming good working relationships in my field of study and to be a successful lawyer, driven by the quest for justice. In connection to that, I would love to form good networking with other like-minded professionals, learn from other experiences and appreciate diverse cultures and best practices in the Global Legal Empowerment Network. I am self-driven, zealous, hands on, dynamic, and a fast learner.

Julie Matheka

Kenya  
The Kenyan Section of the International... (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
I am an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya working as the Programme Manager in the Human Rights Protection Programme at the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists. The programme focuses on highlighting the plight of the poor and marginalized in society, advocating for legislative reform to ensure inclusivity and attainment rights by all and strengthening States adherence to International Principles and Standards.

I am have a great interest in the Human Rights space having worked in the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association supporting the training of Judicial officers on Refugee Law, Environmental Law, Juvenile Justice and Children in conflict with the law amongst a host of other important Human Rights areas.
Geoffrey Odhiambo is the network champion (main point of contact) for The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya).

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