Understanding torture in Kenya

an empirical assessment

Publisher: IMLU in Nairobi

Written in English
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Statement[report prepared by Independent Medico-Legal Unit].
ContributionsIndependent Medico-Legal Unit (Kenya)
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p. :
Number of Pages72
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Open LibraryOL23645528M
LC Control Number2009349682

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"John Parry's Understanding Torture is an important contribution to our understanding of how torture fits within the practices and beliefs of the modern state. His juxtaposition of the often indeterminate nature of the law of torture with the very specific state practices of torture is both startling and revealing."Cited by:   This book is very hard to read, though not because of the quality of the prose.

Elkins covers the background to the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya, the deliberations on how to respond to it by the colonial leadership in Nairobi and the British government, and the resulting protests and calls for inquiries by missionaries, journalists, and Labor MPs, but a good half or more of the book 4/5.

Prohibiting torture will not end it. In Understanding Torture, John T. Parry explains that torture is already a normal part of the state coercive e is about dominating the victim for a variety of purposes, including public order; control of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities; and—critically—domination for the sake of domination.

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Justice (Dr.) Willy Mutunga and Hon. Justice David Kenani. That citizens of Kenya were subjected to torture is readily acknowledged at the highest levels. No less a person than the Prime Minister was a torture victim under a previous government. The High Court has regularly compensated numerous individuals who suffered at the hands of the police.

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He makes a powerful case that democracies tend to be laboratories for these forms of torture and that one of the unintended consequences of democratization is that torture, rather than being eliminated, becomes harder to.

Torture (from Latin tortus: to twist, to torment) is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological suffering on someone by another as a punishment or in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or force some action from the victim.

Torture, by definition, is a knowing and intentional act; deeds which unknowingly or negligently inflict suffering or pain, without a. Legal reforms and popular movements for the abolition of torture in Europe began gradually and had gained momentum by the early 18th century when anti-torture decrees were issued.

However, in the words of British judge Sir William Blackstone (), quoted by Peters, torture retained its status as "an engine of the state" at the fringes of.

The survivors of the British camps in Kenya are asking for what the victims of the IRA and Lockerbie have now been promised from the new Libya – an apology and compensation to live out the rest. TORTURe anD ILL-TReaTMenT In kenya Torture in Kenya remains an issue of great concern. The main perpetrators of torture in Kenya are law enforcement agencies i.e.

the National Police Service, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the County Law Enforcement Officers, Kenya Defence Force, Kenya Prison etc. Inmost torture and related violations occurred. The secrets of the Nyayo House torture chambers, the police state that Kenya had become in mid s and the failed coup have resurfaced with a.

Three victims of torture during Kenya's s Mau Mau uprising have given evidence to the high court in their bid to win damages. Last year, the elderly Kenyans won a ruling from Mr Justice. Christopher McCrudden discussed these issues within the framework of his book Understanding Human Dignity (), which aims to reflect on intra-disciplinary debates about dignity in law, philosophy, history, politics, and theology.A panel of experts participated in a discussion about the themes that have emerged from McCrudden's work.

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In research conducted in Kenya between November and JuneHuman Rights Watch documented at least 10 cases of killings, 10 cases of enforced disappearances, and 11 cases of mistreatment.

Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include The Magician, the Witch, and the Law, Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe, The First Crusade, and, with Alan C.

Kors, Witchcraft in Europe, A Documentary History, all available from the University of Pennsylvania Press/5(2). Kenya. PART 11—CRIMES OF TORTURE AND CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT 4.

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Kenya (/ ˈ k ɛ n j ə / ()), officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by electedsquare kilometres (, sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area.

With a population of more than million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous g code: + 'We are the Mau Mau': Kenyans share stories of torture. Kenyans who were arrested, beaten and tortured by the British during the fight for independence share their : Jose Miguel Calatayud. Britain had fought in World War II to save the world from fascism.

But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government turned against its own subjects and detained nearly the entire Kikuyu population of some million people in Kenya. Prompting this draconian policy was the Mau Mau uprising - a massive, armed rebellion launched by the Kikuyu people 4/5(4).

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It also captures other related cases and incidents of torture experienced at the national and international levels. Chapter One, Overview of Torture in Kenya,traces torture from the colonial. Legal Opinion on the Law against Police Torture in Kenya.

The circle of bureaucracy if not properly effected frustrates justice and ensures such crimes are not brought to book. The Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission. This is a body established under Article (a) of the constitution.A report released last week by the government-funded Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission found Kenya’s state security agencies, particularly the police and army, have been the main perpetrators of human rights violations, including massacres, enforced disappearances, torture and sexual violence.