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Children's rights under spotlight in Naivasha

29 October 2013, 14:36

Nairobi - International child law experts will from Wednesday meet in Niavasha to enhance the upholding of children’s right in the region.

Attorney General, Githu Muigai, will officially open the event that will be held under the theme, “Strengthening Access to Justice for Children and Youth in East Africa,” at the Enashipai Spa and Lodge.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is organizing the three-day event. The Canadian Government and Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and Supporting Access to Justice for Children and Youth in East Africa (SAJCEA) support the initiative.

“This forum comes at a time when reported cases of defilement and criminal child offenders are increasing in the region. We want to deliberate on the ways of ensuring affected minors access justice in line with the Constitution,” said the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Mboya.

The SAJCEA Project manager, Lilian Njeru, stated that the regional forum sought to develop effective public legal education for all the children and youth in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The conference’s resolutions are expected to significantly change the structure of the current legal approaches to children justice.

The conference comes amid national concerns that defilers and other child offenders were awarded non-deterrent penalties thus perpetuating the vice.

– CAJ News


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