Judges conference to commence Monday in Mombasa

Written By: Claire Wanja
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Chief Justice David Maraga will officially open the colloquium

Over 150 judges will from Monday converge in Mombasa for their annual conference to discuss a range of issues, among them, judicial accountability and independence. 

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Chief Justice David Maraga will officially open the colloquium themed: ‘Balancing Judicial Independence and Accountability’, at the Sarova White sands hotel.

The four-day conference will be attended by Judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Environment and Land Court as well as the Employment and Labour Relations Court.

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Some of the topics slated for discussions are: Balancing the Scales of Justice: Judicial Independence, Accountability and Integrity in the Changing Face of Kenya, Global Warming and Climate Change: Emerging Jurisprudence, and A Critique of the Judicial Approach on Sexual Offences and the Age of Consent; Facts, Figures and Challenges.

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Further, the judges will also be exposed to: the Changing Character of Judicial Review Jurisdiction under the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Remedy of Reinstatement: Balancing Competing Interests and Emerging Jurisprudence, and The Jurisdictional Question Relating to Charges and Mortgages; The High Court or the Environment and Land Court.

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ants will hear from among others, Dr Fred Ojiambo and Prof Albert Mumma and share experiences on administration justice in the country.

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Further, they will interact with the Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development Principal Secretary and the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor, Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioner-General, as well as from the leadership of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission, among other stakeholders.

 

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