149 Results Found

Defamation Act 1972

Kenya, National Commission on Human Rights

This parliamentary Act consolidates and amends the statute law relating to libel, other than criminal libel, slander and other malicious falsehoods. It emphasizes that In any action for slander in respect of words calculated to disparage the plaintiff in any office, profession, calling trade or business held or carried on by him at the time of the publication, it shall not be necessary to allege or prove special damage, whether or not the words are spoken of the plaintiff in the way of his office, profession, calling, trade or business.

Kenya 2012 Gender and Human Rights

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO Act Revised Edition 2014 [2013]

Kenya, National Commission on Human Rights

An Act of parliament to establish the Kenya national commission for UNESCO and for connected purposes. This document establishes a commission to be known as the Kenya national commission for UNESCO to ensure permanent presence of UNESCO in Kenya and provide expert advisory service to the government in education, science, culture, and communication and information.

Kenya 2013 Gender and Human Rights

Widows’ and Children’s Pensions Act, Revised 2012

Kenya, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender

This is an Act of Parliament stating the provision for granting pensions to widows and children of deceased public officers, and for related purposes.

Kenya 2012 Gender and Human Rights

Widows’ and Orphans' Pensions Act, Revised 2012

Kenya, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender

This is an Act of Parliament specifying the provision for granting pensions to widows and children of deceased European public officers.

Kenya 2012 Gender and Human Rights

Prevention of Torture Act

Kenya, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender

This is an Act of Parliament to give effect to Article 25(a) and 29(d) of the Constitution and to the principles of the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; to provide for the prevention, prohibition and punishment of acts of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and other related matters.

Kenya 2017 Gender and Human Rights

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act

Kenya, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender

This is an Act of Parliament to prevent the practice of female genital mutilation, to safeguard against violation of a person’s mental or physical integrity through the practice of female genital mutilation and other related purposes.

Kenya 2011 Gender and Human Rights

Protection Against Domestic Violence Act

Kenya, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender

This is an of Parliament to protect victims of domestic violence; to provide for the protection of a spouse and any children or other dependent persons, and other related matters.

Kenya 2015 Gender and Human Rights

Juvenile Justice Act, 2003 (Act 653)

Ghana, Ministry of Justice

An Act to provide a juvenile justice system, to protect the rights of juveniles, ensure an appropriate and individuals response to juvenile offenders, provide for young offenders and for connected purposes.

Ghana 2003 Gender and Human Rights

The National Reconciliation Commission Act, 2002

Ghana, Ministry of Justice

An Act to establish a Commission to seek and promote national reconciliation among the people of this country by recommending appropriate redress for persons who have suffered any injury, hurt, damage, grievance or who have in any other manner been adversely affected by abuses and violations of their human rights arising form activities or in activities of public institutions and persons holding public office during periods of unconstitutional government to provide for related matter.

Ghana 2002 Gender and Human Rights

Commission On Human Rights And Administrative Justice Act, 1993 (Act 456)

Ghana, Ministry of Justice

An Act to establish a Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice to investigate complaints of violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms, injustice and corruption; abuse of power and unfair treatment of persons by public officers in the exercise of their duties, with power to seek remedy in respect of such acts or omissions and to provide for other related purposes.

Ghana 1993 Gender and Human Rights

Domestic Violence Act, 2007 (Act 732)

Ghana, Ministry of Justice

An Act to provide protection from domestic violence particularly for women and children and for connected purposes.

Ghana 2007 Gender and Human Rights

National Gender Policy

Ghana, Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection

The National Gender Policy is themed: “Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment into Ghana‘s Development Efforts”. The five commitments upon which the goals of the policy is premised include facilitating women empowerment and livelihoods, equitable rights and access to justice, women leadership and inclusion in accountable governance, economic opportunities, and gender roles and relations.

Ghana 2015 Gender and Human Rights

National Gender and Children Policy

Ghana, Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs

The specific objectives of the policy include: to redress imbalances which arise from existing gender inequalities through policy review; legal reforms and enforcement of existing legislation; to provide a national framework from which policies are derived; to implement activities designed to strengthen women’s role in economic development; to implement activities designed to promote children’s development and protection; to promote women’s equal access to, and control over economically significant resources and benefits; and to enhance the survival, development and protection of children.

Ghana 2004 Gender and Human Rights