The overall objective of this project is to contribute in eradicating all forms of torture, ill treatment and violation of human rights within the criminal and juvenile justice systems in Kenya. This shall be done by specifically strengthening HRDs and National Security Organs through promoting structural reforms against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment within detention and custodial facilities and within the Countering Violent Extremism - CVE program. In the implementation of this project, the following organizations are involved: CEFA, LRF, FARAJA, KITUO, KNCHR, Probation Department and the Prison Department.
The project shall adopt a 7 dimensional transformation strategy. At the core of the strategy is adopting a Human rights based approach on the whole project. To begin with, there shall be a multi-level and integrated approach to ensure that actions are designed to achieve a sustainable outcome. Based on the extensive experience of dome of the partners, the project shall include a Legal, Policy and Structural Reforms approach as well as a Research, Capacity Building and Skill Transfer approach. Also, to ensure that the project achieves maximum publicity, Mobile Phone Technology shall be used and this include social media and SMS lines. Where reports are given of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, the project shall incorporate a Victim’s Remedy, Rehabilitation and Reintegration approach to ensure that the persons affected can seek justice and help accordingly.
Lastly, the project shall incorporate a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) model which shall ensure that there is a mechanism to measure the development, strength, weakness and success of the project.
Description of Activities.
A survey coordination committee will be established comprising project partners, associates and relevant state agencies survey and contracted statisticians. The activities include:
This shall be done through provision of dynamic refresher training based on prohibition of torture and other forms of human rights violations, to familiarize the officers with the legal and other regulatory prescripts and skills set to apply a progressive and rights based approach to incarceration and policing. Specific activities include:
This shall be done by developing a pre-service capacity building curriculum and pilot training modules in the following areas: EWRM, UNSMRTP, UNCAT, CVE, GBV, refugee rights and disability within the justice system, children and gender desks, reproductive health rights in prison, children accompanying their mothers in prison, LGBT and intersex persons in the justice system. Specifically, the Commission shall:
The Commission seeks to strengthen the journalists’ capacity in documentation, data collection and accountability monitoring. The specific activities include:
The Commission seeks to complement the ongoing reforms agenda by advocating for HRBA, systematic coordination between service headquarters and field stations and lastly, multiagency coordination and improvement of institutional facilities. Specific activities include:
This toll-free line will be crucial in providing a platform where information shall be collected as well as shared to Kenyans on matters of CVE and torture. The specific activities include:
KNCHR will strengthen the networking and referral mechanisms between legal and health services for victims of torture and degrading treatment by developing a protective network and personal safety net cover though convening 10 regional consultative meetings/trainings in 5 hotspot areas. The specific activities include:
This action foresees an infrastructural component aimed at improving the living condition and the vocational and rehabilitation programmes in juvenile institutions, probation hostels, police stations and prison facilities. The specific activities include:
The purpose of this fund is to offer relief to the victims and survivors who have suffered past human rights violations and other historical injustices. The specific activities include:
The specific activities include: