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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Reinforcing judicial and legal institutions: Kenyan and regional perspectives
Editor:Kindiki, KithureISNI
Series:Judiciary Watch series
City of publisher:Nairobi
Publisher:Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists
Geographic terms:East Africa
human rights
judicial system
government attorneys
constitutional reform
African courts
Abstract:The seven articles in this collective volume consider the role and functioning of various judicial and legal institutions in advancing human rights, constitutionalism and the rule of law in East Africa, with a special focus on Kenya. Contents: Stalling juristocracy while deepening judicial independence in Kenya: towards a political question doctrine (Joel M. Ngugi) - The office of the Attorney General in East Africa: protecting public interest through independent prosecution and quality legal advice (Godfrey M. Musila) - Constitution making and constitutional reform in fledgling democracies: an East African appraisal (Steve Odero Ouma) - The changing paradigm of human rights litigation in East Africa (George O. Otieno Ochich) - Application and compliance with international human rights standards in East Africa (Chacha Bhoke) - The emerging discourse of independent constitutional commissions in East Africa (George Mukundi Wachira) - The East African Court of Justice: review of its composition, administration and jurisdiction (Wauna Oluoch). [ASC Leiden abstract]