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Implementation Of The Prevention Against Torture Act

On April 13, 2017, Kenya enacted the Prevention of Torture Act 2017, in line with Articles 25 and 28 of the Constitution which emphasize on the Right against torture as a non-derogable right. Section 2 of the Act empowers KNCHR to be the focal organization required to take lead in the implementation of the Act. To this end, KNCHR intends to intensify both scheduled and unscheduled inspection of prisons with specific interest to Torture, Cruel and Inhuman treatment.

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