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    Positive Government Responses to COVID-19

    May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic does not have to be a crisis for human rights. In the context of widespread adoption of emergency laws and other extraordinary measures to respond to the pandemic, many governments have demonstrated that it is possible to safeguard rights while effectively countering the virus. This briefer shares positive practices that governments should follow in responding to COVID-19, along with selected examples of these practices.

    African Government Responses to COVID-19

    April 6, 2020

    This page provides information on African government responses to the coronavirus, using information from the COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker.

    Key Recommendations on Digital Technology and Civic Space in East Africa

    March 1, 2019

    On February 21-22, 2019, ICNL, along with our partners the Civil Society Reference Group and CIPESA, convened a consultative meeting in Nairobi, Kenya with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, Clément Voule, to discuss digital space and the protections of Freedoms of Association and Peaceful Assembly in Africa.

    Civic Space and the HIV Response in East Africa

    December 5, 2018

    In a February 2018 report from ICNL, we explored the impact of closing civic space on the HIV response in East Africa.

    Kenya

    July 19, 2018

    Reinforcing Marginalization

    February 28, 2018

    Civil society advocates have helped propel the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

    ICNL Releases Study on the Impact of Closing Civic Space on HIV Response

    February 28, 2018

    ICNL has just published a study that focuses on the ways in which the closing of space for civil society—especially restrictions on the registration, financing, and operations of civil society organizations (CSOs)—is affecting HIV response in the East African countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya.

    Workshop Report: Closing Space for Civil Society and Media in East Africa

    February 23, 2018

    The East Africa region is vibrant with civic activity driven by diverse civil society formations. However, the region has not been spared from the closing civic space phenomenon that increasingly restricts people’s rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, of association and of expression in many countries across the globe.

    Globalization Without a Safety Net

    January 16, 2018

    In this article in the Minnesota Law Review, Lloyd H. Mayer explores restrictions on cross-border funding of nonprofits and the possibility of using international investment treaties to protect such funding.

    ICNL and Chapter Four Uganda Host Strategic Workshop

    July 11, 2017

    More than 40 civil society representatives from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya gathered for a two-day strategic workshop on “Protecting Civic Space in East Africa.”

    Income Tax Act

    March 21, 2017

    REV. 2014 Income Tax Act CAP.470 1 ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED Notes: (1) This edition- (a) includes the amendments contained in the Finance Act, 2014 of […]

    The East African Community Customs Management Act

    March 21, 2017

    THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY The East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 This Edition of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 incorporates all […]

    Value Added Tax Act

    March 21, 2017

    Kenya_VAT2012.pdfLAWS OF KENYA Published by the National Council for Law Reporting [Rev. 2012] CAP. 476 3 [Issue 1] 1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. 3. Functions […]

    Nairobi Outcome Document

    December 1, 2016

    This document is the outcome of the 2016 High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) in Nairobi.

    The Role of Human Rights in Countering Violent Extremism

    September 6, 2015

    This 2015 report by Human Rights First illustrates the vital importance for the United States to encourage its allies to implement security policies rooted in the reality that good governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights are essential tools in countering violent extremism.

    Take Back the Streets

    October 1, 2013

    This 2013 report by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) report examines protest case studies from the United States, Israel, Canada, Argentina, Egypt, Hungary, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom, reflecting on several specific topics.

    Education Act

    July 30, 2013

    Kenya_educact.pdfLAWS OF KENYA Published by the National Council for Law Reporting [Rev. 2012] CAP. 211 3 [Issue 1] 1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. 3. Minister […]

    The Employment Act

    July 30, 2013

    Employment Act, Cap 226 www.kenyalaw.org (Repealed by Employment Act (No 1 of 2007) LAWS OF KENYA THE EMPLOYMENT ACT Cap. 226 Published by the National […]

    Finance Act, No. 4

    July 26, 2013

    SPECIAL ISSUE Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 35 (Acts No. 4) REPUBLIC OF KENYA KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT ACTS, 2012 NAIROBI, 2nd May, 2012 CONTENT Act— PAGE […]

    Supervisory Jurisdiction and Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of The Individual High Court Practice and Procedure Rules

    April 6, 2013

    IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 65(3) and section 84(6) of the Constitution of Kenya, the Chief Justice makes the following Rules:- THE […]

    The Public Benefit Organizations Act

    March 14, 2013

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the establishment and operation of public benefit organisations; to provide for their registration; to establish an administrative and […]

    My Brother’s Keeper: Challenges in Gifting in the Kenyan Context

    March 1, 2013

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2013 By Henry Otieno Ochido[1] NGOs in Kenya are largely unsustainable and dependent on […]

    Chiefs Act

    January 7, 2013

    Kenya_chief.pdfLAWS OF KENYA Published by the National Council for Law Reporting [Rev. 2012] CAP. 3 [Issue 1] 1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. 6. Duty of […]

    Official Secrets Act

    January 7, 2013

    LAWS OF KENYA T he O fficial S ecreTS a cT Chapter 187 Revised Edition 2009 (1970) Published by the National Council for Law Reporting […]

    National Police Service Act

    January 7, 2013

    Kenya_natpol.pdfLAWS OF KENYA Published by the National Council for Law Reporting [Rev. 2012] No. 11A of 2011 3 [Issue 1] 1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. […]

    Defence Forces Act

    January 7, 2013

    Kenya_KenyaDefence.pdfLAWS OF KENYA Published by the National Council for Law Reporting [Rev. 2012] No. 25 of 2012 3 [Issue 1] 1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. […]

    Country Governments Act

    January 7, 2013

    Kenya_County.pdfLAWS OF KENYA Published by the National Council for Law Reporting [Rev. 2012] No. 17 of 2012 3 [Issue 1] 1. Short title and commencement. […]

    Petition to Parliament (Procedure) Act

    January 7, 2013

    Kenya_PetitionstoParliament.pdfLAWS OF KENYA Published by the National Council for Law Reporting [Rev. 2012] No. 22 of 2012 3 [Issue 1] 1. Short title and commencement. […]

    National Intelligence Service Act

    January 7, 2013

    , rE:H'A 2719231 FAX 2712694 L SPECIAL ISSUE Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 143 (Acts No. 28) REPUBLIC OF KENYA . KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT ACTS, 2012 […]

    Urban Areas and Cities Act

    January 7, 2013

    LAWS OF KENYA T HE U RBAN A REAS AND C ITIES A CT N O. 13 OF 20 11 Published by the National Council […]

    The Prevention of Terrorism Act

    January 7, 2013

    “AN ACT of Parliament to provide measures for the detection and prevention of terrorist activities; to amend the Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Act and the Extradition […]

    Political Parties Act

    January 7, 2013

    LAWS OF KENYA T he P oliT ical P arT ies a c T Chapter 7 a Revised Edition 2009 (2007) Published by the National […]

    Elections (Amendment) Bill

    January 7, 2013

    2525 THE ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2012 A Bill for AN ACT of Parliament to amend the Elections Act, 2011 ENACTED by the Parliament of Kenya […]

    Elections Act

    January 7, 2013

    The Elections Act , 2011 1 THE ELECTIONS ACT , 2011 ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section PART I — PRELIMINARY 1— Short title . 2— Interpretation […]

    Criminal Procedure Code

    January 7, 2013

    Kenya_crimproc.pdfLAWS OF KENYA T HE C RIMINAL P RO C ODE C HAPTER 75 Revised Edition 2010 (2008) Published by the National Council for Law […]

    Public Order Act

    January 7, 2013

    This Act may be cited as the Public Order Act. In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires— “excluded meeting” means— any meeting convened […]

    Constitution

    January 7, 2013

    All sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya and shall be exercised only in accordance with this Constitution. The people may exercise their sovereign […]

    Value Added Tax Act, Revised Edition

    August 7, 2012

    Dom estic T ax es D ep artm en t Pre p are d f o r t h e S ta ff b y […]

    The Public Benefit Organisations Bill (Draft Bill, First Reading)

    August 2, 2012

    The Elections Act , 2011 1 THE ELECTIONS ACT , 2011 ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section PART I — PRELIMINARY 1— Short title . 2— Interpretation […]

    Chapter V, Constitution

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Regulations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act

    December 1, 2011

    This Act may be cited as the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act, 1990, and shall come into operation on such a day as the Minister may, […]

    Income Tax Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act – Non-Governmental Organizations Code of conduct

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Draft Report of Regulatory Regimes Governing Non-Governmental Organizations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Rules and Regulations of the Non-Governmental Organizations Council

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Second and Third Schedules of the Customs and Excise Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Societies Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Stamp Duty Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Trustee Act, Chapter 168

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Trustees Act, Chapter 167

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Trustee Act, Chapter 164

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Value Added Tax Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Friend not Foe: Opening Spaces for Civil Society Engagement to Prevent Violent Extremism

    May 1, 2011

    In the name of fighting terrorism, governments have curtailed political freedoms and imposed restrictive measures against human rights defenders and civil society activists in many countries.

    Kenya

    February 1, 2010

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 12, Issue 2, February 2010 Faith Kisinga Gitonga1 I. PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL LAWS General Framework Kenya’s historical […]

    NGO Law in Kenya

    August 1, 2009

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2009 On a continent frequently shaken by political instability and repressive authorities, African non-governmental […]

    Country Reports: Sub-Saharan Africa

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 Cameroon On December 22, 1999, the President of the Republic of Cameroon signed […]

    General | Brazil | Kenya | Russia

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 General Comparative Study of NGO/Government Partnerships Introduction The definition of the term partnership […]

    Self-Regulation Report: Kenya

    September 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1998 ICNL will shortly be publishing a book by Edward A. Adiin Yaansah, a […]