National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21*Kenya
The report has been prepared by the Government of Kenya led by the National Committee on International and Regional Human Rights Obligations. Pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1, the report outlines measures taken by the Government of Kenya to implement the recommendations accepted during the 1st and 2nd Cycle of the UPR as well as developments on the human rights situation in the Republic of Kenya. The report also highlights the challenges that Kenya faces which would require the support of the international community.
Summary of Stakeholders’ submissions on Kenya
The Summary of Stakeholders Information is prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution5/1 and 16/21. The summary contains the submissions from 52 stakeholders i.e. National Human Rights Institution and Civil society Organizations on the state of human rights in the Republic of Kenya. A separate section is provided for the contribution of Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the ‘A’ Status accredited National Human Rights Institution of Kenya.
Compilation on Kenya: Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
The report which has been compiled by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights contains information on Kenya derived from reports of treaty body mechanisms, special procedures and other United Nations documents. The report is presented in summarised manner owing to word limit constraints.
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Third Cycle UPR Report 2019
Following the second cycle review of Kenya, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and the Kenya Stakeholder’s Coalition of the UPR engaged in the formulation of the Government of Kenya UPR Implementation Matrix.The Commission has been monitoring and lobbying for the implementation of the 192 recommendations accepted by the State and has actively engaged in mid-term review of implementation of the recommendations with state and non-state actors. The Commission has prepared a mid-term report auditing status of implementation of recommendations by the State.
Universal Periodic Review Implementation Matrix 2015-2019
Kenya’s march towards the creation of a human rights state and society is irreversible. Anchored on a progressive Constitution, a vibrant civil society, strong and independent institutions, and a vigilant population the country’s ambition to secure and promote human rights and the dignity of humanity will be fully realized. The Government of Kenya is committed to its human rights obligations both regionally and internationally. Download Report
This is a compilation of reports as submitted by the State, KNCHR(National Human Rights Institution), and NGOs to the Committee on Child Rights. These reports formed the basis by which Kenya was reviewed on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the committee. It also includes recommendations made to Kenya by the Committee. Download Report
This is a compilation of reports as submitted by the State, KNCHR(National Human Rights Institution), and NGOs to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. These reports formed the basis by which Kenya was reviewed on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESRC) by the committee. It also includes recommendations made to Kenya by the Committee. Download Report
This is a compilation of reports as submitted by the State, KNCHR(National Human Rights Institution), and NGOs to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. These reports formed the basis by which Kenya was reviewed on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the Committee. It also includes recommendations made to Kenya by the Committee. Download Report
UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW: Accounting For Human Rights Protection Under The UPR: The Difference Kenya’s Stakeholders Made
This publication gives an account of Kenya’s stakeholders experience in the UPR process. National Human Rights Institutions and Civil Society organizations can learn
from the experience of Kenya’s stakeholders, particularly the advocacy strategies which the stakeholders employed to get their concerns addressed during the review
Acknowledging that the UPR is about progressing, promoting and protecting human rights on the ground, the stakeholders are currently involved in the follow-up stage to ensure the actual implementation of the recommendations accepted by the state. It is our hope that the UPR process will result in meaningful change and help the country to strengthen its system of human rights protection. Download Report
UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW: An Assesment by Stakeholders of Government’s performance in implementation of UPR Recommendations
This report contains an assessment of the Government of Kenya’s performance in implementing recommendations made to it during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This assessment has been undertaken against the backdrop of the key expectations of the Kenya Stakeholders Coalition for the UPR (KSC-UPR) as outlined in the Outcomes Charter which was launched in February 2011 and shared with the Government.
The KSC-UPR comprises human rights organizations as well as Kenya’s national human rights institution, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR). The assessment follows the thematic areas around which the UPR recommendations were made. These areas are: 1) access to Justice, 2) transitional Justice, 3) protection of human rights defenders and witnesses, 4) freedom of expression and access to information, 5) the death penalty, 6) torture and illtreatment, 7) children’s rights, 8) women’s rights, 9) the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, 10) sexual orientation and gender identity, 11) the rights of persons with disabilities, 12) citizenship, 13) economic and social rights , and 14) ratification of international instruments.Download Report
UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW: UN Human Rights Council - Kenya’s Human Rights Balance Sheet
This Charter has been prepared by the Kenya Stakeholders Coalition for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)1 to highlight the key human rights concerns in Kenya for purposes of the UPR process. It uses information prepared by the stakeholders1, the Kenyan State and international Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures mechanisms as a foundational basis upon which suggestions are made for ensuring, protecting and promoting the human rights of people in Kenya. This Charter may be used for advocacy purposes by Stakeholders.
It may also be a reference point for States and other actors who wish to engage the Kenyan State on pertinent human rights issues. The Charter also includes proposals and recommendations which Stakeholders hope the Government of Kenya will commit to implement towards better realization of human rights in the country. Finally, this Charter may be a baseline for all concerned in their interaction with future cycles of the UPR. Download Report
Universal Periodic Review 2012: An Assesment By Stakeholders Of Government Performance In Implementation of UPR Recommendations
This report has been prepared by the Kenya Stakeholder’s Coalition for the UPR (KSC-UPR) to provide an assessment of the State’s performance in implementing the UPR recommendations.The importance of this report is that it assesses the State at the mid-term point, with only two years left before the second review. At this point therefore, the Stakeholder’s expectations were that implementation of the over 150 recommendations accepted by the State would have at least reached the 50% mark. The assessment however reveals that this is not the case and overall implementation remains at the below average mark
The review of Kenya under the UPR took place at the same time that the country was undergoing a constitutional review process. Understandably, the focus subsequently shifted to implementation of the constitution and many people thought that this implementation would be the panacea for realization of many of the UPR recommendations. Download Report