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Kenya: Parliamentary Committee opposes new anti-terrorism bill

On 5 June, the Parliamentary Committee on administration of justice and legal affairs strongly criticized the draft of the anti-terrorism bill. According to media reports, the Committee believes that the bill is a response to foreign pressure, particularly from the United States, and not a Kenyan priority. The Committee also reiterated its view that the […]

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee visits Kenya

In a visit to Kenya in May 2005, a CTC expert delegation stressed the importance of criminalizing terrorism and the adoption of instruments to control the financing of terrorism. The CTC praised Kenya for considering the creation of a terrorism financing unit.

Kenya: Anti-terrorism operations violate human rights

In a report released in April, Amnesty International analyses the impact on human rights of the ongoing crackdown on “terrorism” in Kenya. The report documents human rights violations committed against alleged terrorists, including torture, arbitrary arrests and incommunicado detention.