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Region and country Archives: Kenya

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.

Concluding Observations, CCPR/CO/83/KEN, 24 March 2005: Kenya

27. The Committee notes with concern that Section 162 of the Penal Code continues to criminalize homosexuality (Articles 17 and 26 of the Covenant). The State party is urged to repeal Section 162 of the Penal Code. Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Kenya-2005-eng

Kenya: Controversial Anti-Terror Law to Be Republished

The Kenyan Government has announced that it will revise and republish a controversial anti-terror law. The draft Suppression of Terrorism Bill, originally introduced before the National Assembly in 2003 and said to be based on a model law disseminated by the Commonwealth Secretariat, was formally withdrawn in February 2004 following widespread criticism within Kenya. Human […]