Lawyers Without Borders UK

Trial Advocacy Training in Kenya

LWOB's "Support Through Trial Advocacy Training" program has grown to train over 100 Kenyan lawyers and Judges by our international team. The goal of the program is to promote justice through effective advocacy and the training of lawyers and judges. This year's focus is on gender based violence.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 August 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2016

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Gender based violence is a critical issue challenging Kenya. LWOB’s work in this area aims to create understanding and sensitivity to gender violence issues affecting victims, giving victims of rape and sexual violence access to justice through the courts and policing system, enforcing existing laws. Importantly, the legal education also targets protecting child victims of sexual violence.LWOB's goal is to promote justice through effective advocacy and the training of lawyers and judges.

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Program launches annually in three phases,Week I, a training of judges and a simultaneous training of trainers. Week II, approximately 65 police prosecutors, defense and public interest lawyers are trained in criminal prosecutions.Special modules that focus on Kenyan case decisions, how to overcome common hurdles in a gender violence prosecution are always a feature of trainings.With a new constitution and new criminal laws, LWOB will be integrating the impact within the context of a rape case.