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Prof Wambui Case – Press Statement

19th April 2024 High Court clarifies the position of amicus curiae in appellate proceedings upon request for review in Wambui Mwangi v Tony Mochama  & Shailja Patel Civil Appeal No 507 of 2019) Nairobi, Kenya In a ruling issued on 2nd April 2024, The High Court of...

Article 59(1) statement launch campaign

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Litigation on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offences in Kenya

Constitutionality of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offences to be Determined by the Supreme Court of Kenya For Immediate Release 13 March 2024  Litigation on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offences in Kenya Case Name:  Petition E018 of 2023 –...

INTERVENTION AT THE AU 37TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AU ASSEMBLY REGARDING PALESTINE

INTERVENTION AT THE AU 37TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AU ASSEMBLY REGARDING PALESTINE On the occasion of the African Union (AU) 44th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, held on 14-15 February, and the subsequent 37th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly on 17-18...

Civil Society Organizations and National Human Rights Institutions call for more transparency and announce new initiative on the nomination and selection of members of human rights mechanisms in Africa

Arusha, February 21, 2024 Civil society organizations and National Human Rights Institutions engaging with the African Union (AU) human rights mechanisms call for greater transparency in the nominations and selection of its members, and a more inclusive and...

Validation Session of CSO’s Position Paper on the AU Reforms process

Communique Validation Session of CSO’s Position Paper on the AU Reforms process ISLA, in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights (ISLA), the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), Synergia- initiatives for Human Rights and Robert F...

Judgment Delivered Declaring Out-of-court Settlement Agreements for Sexual Offences Unconstitutional

Judgment Delivered Declaring Out-of-court Settlement Agreements for Sexual Offences Unconstitutional For Immediate Release 20 January 2024 Litigation on Failure of State to Fulfil its Due Diligence Obligation to Investigate Sexual Offences: Unconstitutionality of...

ISLA is admitted as Joint-Amici in Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offences case with KELIN, WLW and FIDA-Kenya

ISLA is admitted as Joint-Amici in Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offences case with KELIN, WLW and FIDA-Kenya For Immediate Release 05 December 2023  Litigation on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sexual Offences in Kenya Nairobi, Kenya   On 10 November...

Women’s Socio-Economic Rights Institute November 2023

Event Press Release Women’s Socio-Economic Rights Institute, November 2023 6th Litigation Institute on Women’s Socio-Economic Rights Justice in Africa (2nd Cohort of the Feminist Litigation Network-FLN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Diani, Kenya, 20 November 2023 The...

The Environmental and Land Court at Iten in Kenya admits ISLA and KELIN as joint amici in a case challenging Kenya’s legal obligation to mitigate against climate change

The Environmental and Land Court at Iten in Kenya admits ISLA and KELIN as joint amici in a case challenging Kenya’s legal obligation to mitigate against climate change On 31 October 2023, the Environment and Land Court at Iten allowed ISLA and KELIN’s joint...

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Founded in 2014, the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) is a Pan-African and feminist initiative with a timely remit: to strengthen strategic human rights litigation across the African continent. Essentially, we aim to change the way that strategic litigation is used so as to enable broader access to justice and to support those who seek to hold states accountable for violations of women’s human rights and sexual rights.

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