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Status Report on Children in the Justice System in Kenya


NCAJ Special Task Force on Children Matters

Abstract

This report presents findings of the NCAJ Special Task Force on Children Matters on the situation of the children in the Kenyan justice system. Based on insights gained by the Task Force over the last four years, the report paints a picture of a broken justice chain-link that is not working seamlessly, and therefore failing to deliver efficient and effective services to protect and safeguard the rights of child victims and those who are accused. The report contends, however, that this broken chain-link can be urgently fixed if State and nonstate actors in the child justice system join hands and work together accountably - with integrity and dedication. It argues that the broken chain-link can be fixed if the State and the non-state actors move out of their silos, reaching out to each other, creatively and in humility, coordinating their efforts in recognition of the fact that they are all focusing on the same child. This child cannot be compartmentalised.

Scope

Africa - Kenya

Year Language

2019 English

Category Type

Grey Literature Report

Keywords

Abuse, Adolescent, Conflict, Justice

Format

Pdf file

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