In the pursuit of justice and human rights, collaboration becomes a powerful force for change. ALN Kenya, in partnership with Allen & Overy UK, played a pivotal role in a transformative project initiated by Fair Trials UK and APCOF (African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum). This project, centred on the prevention of torture by law enforcement agencies, particularly during the delicate questioning stage, resonates deeply in the East Africa region.
The driving force behind this endeavour was a shared commitment to upholding human rights and ensuring that justice prevails. Fair Trials UK and APCOF recognised that Kenya, like many nations, needed a comprehensive understanding of its legal framework, training protocols, policies, and orders governing the conduct of law enforcement officials during investigative interviews.
ALN Kenya took up the mantle of responsibility and embarked on an exhaustive journey of research. Their mission was to dissect the intricate web of laws and regulations surrounding the prohibition of torture. This meticulous research went beyond the mere examination of statutes; it delved into the heart of human rights compliance during investigative interviews, conducted by the National Police Service and its specialised units in Kenya.
The culmination of this extensive research was a comprehensive report. This document was not just a compilation of legal provisions; it was a powerful testament to the commitment of ALN Kenya and its partners to championing reforms that would bolster the rights of individuals in Kenya.
The report not only addressed the legal intricacies but also illuminated the path with illuminating case law, shedding light on how investigations were conducted in Kenya. It was a beacon of hope, a resource that would guide efforts to strengthen the rights of individuals and uphold the values of justice and humanity.
At ALN Kenya, the commitment to their community and the broader cause of human rights is evident. This partnership exemplifies the impact that dedicated individuals and organisations can have when they come together in the pursuit of a just and fair society. ALN Kenya’s involvement in this project showcases its dedication to protecting human rights, making a lasting difference, and building a better future for all.