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Monthly Archives: November 2013

CSO reference group legal advisory: The Kenya Information communication (Amendments) Bill 2013 and the Statute law (Miscellaneous amendments 2013)

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 guarantees and protects freedoms of association, expression, information and media.1  Kenya has the same obligations in regional and international instruments namely; The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights2 The Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights; The

The Statute Law (miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013: Why It Is A Bad Law For The Country And Why Kenya’s Civil Society Organizations Will Resist It

Members of the CSO Reference Group, a loose network of civil society organisations (CSOs) working in a wide range of arenas for the public benefit across the country, are deeply disappointed with the recent publication, by the Attorney-General of the Republic of Kenya, on October 30, 2013,of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013 and

NGO's react to funding bill that limits foreign funding at 15 per cent

Civil society groups have criticized the publication of the public benefits organization amendment bill that limits foreign funding for the groups at 15 per cent…the organizations say they will stage demonstrations and pursue judicial redress to reject a scheme they allege is aimed at punishing a section of civil society for their linkage to the

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