The School of Law, Mombasa Campus, has received a grant from the UNDP Amkeni Wakenya Project to promote access to justice by running legal aid clinics with a focus on children in conflict with the law.
The project will build capacity on alternative justice mechanisms for child offenders and create awareness on just responses to child sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) victims as well as SGBV victims with disabilities.
Apart from this initiative, the academic staff and students of the Campus are involved in other legal aid initiatives, including running of the Students Association for Legal Aid and Research (SALAR), which was established for the purpose of enabling students to provide legal aid to the community around the School. Other similar initiatives by the academic staff at the Campus include drafting of the Judiciary Bench Book for Criminal Proceedings, the Judiciary Training Manual on Active Case Management in Criminal Matters and the Department of Children Services Blueprint for Rehabilitation of Child Offenders.
The Campus will leverage this diverse expertise to run the UNDP Amkeni Wakenya Project. It will also leverage on its strategic partnerships with a number of stakeholders in Mombasa County, including the County Government of Mombasa, Mombasa Law Society, Human Rights Agenda, Muslims for Human Rights and FIDA-K.
“We urge the school community to support the activities of the project and engage with its leadership for further collaboration,” said Prof. Kiarie Mwaura, the Dean, School of Law. “We are confident that this stellar project will go a long way towards enhancing the quality of student learning experience and developing capacities for future research.”
Congratulations to the School of Law, Mombasa Campus on this great milestone.