Judiciary Training Institute Muthaiga North, Off Kiambu Rd
Mon - Fri : 09:00 - 17:00

Uncategorized

Methodology

Methodology

In order to fulfil its mandate, the taskforce adopted an unconventional framework relying on several methods captured below: Identification and mapping of AJS actors: The Task force aimed to document as much as information as possible on the prevalence and workings of AJS in Kenya. This also included a comparative study of AJS systems in other jurisdictions to draw best…

Read more

INTERPRETATION OF THE TERMS OF REFERENCE

INTERPRETATION OF THE TERMS OF REFERENCE

In interpreting the Terms of reference, the Taskforce took cognisance of several factors including the socio-political context in which the Taskforce was constituted and mandated and thus the need to nuance their processes to ensure that the outcomes are responsive to the context as identified.

The first interpretational task of the taskforce was to unpack the meaning of the name of the taskforce and the mandate that follows in line with such naming. It was accepted that the use of AJS, was intentional and designed to contradistinguish the work of this taskforce from discussions around ADR. The generally accepted definition of ADR included specific mechanisms such as mediation, arbitration and conciliation which seem to be in the purview of lawyers and other such formal systems. However, AJS connotes something broader than alternative ways of resolving disputes even though some of these mechanisms used in AJS are close or closely similar to those of ADR. In fact, people use AJS to interpret every day ideas, issues and practices and the purpose of such a system is to ensure the harmonious co-existence of people from different backgrounds in line with our national values. For this reason, the approach of the Taskforce is to produce a policy document that not only seeks to resolve disputes but entrenches a broader notion of justice that relates to the negotiation of contentious co-existence between the various diverse groupings in Kenya.

Read more

THE JOURNEY TOWARDS AJS POLICY IN KENYA

THE JOURNEY TOWARDS AJS POLICY IN KENYA

In his address on 19th, June 2012 to the cohort of advocates who had signed the roll of advocates as part of the elaborate ceremony for admission to the bar, the then Chief Justice, Hon. Dr. Willy Mutunga, challenged members of the bar and judicial officers reflect deeper on the need for a situated jurisprudence and judicial practices that would…

Read more

Taskforce on Traditional, Informal and Other Mechanisms Used to Access Justice in Kenya (Alternative Justice Systems)

Taskforce on Traditional, Informal and Other Mechanisms Used to Access Justice in Kenya (Alternative Justice Systems)

What is Lorem Ipsum? Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,…

Read more

Sign In

Register

Reset Password

Please enter your username or email address, you will receive a link to create a new password via email.