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Journalists for Justice (JFJustice) is a non-partisan project administratively housed by the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists, ICJ Kenya, established in 2011 to promote the twin goals of:

(a) Combating all forms of impunity arising from the Post-Election Violence that afflicted Kenya in 2008 by promoting a balanced discussion of the international criminal justice system in the media and

(b) Advocating justice and reparations for victims. The project achieves these goals through public information programs on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other specialist tribunals; media training and outreach programs; radio programs, media monitoring and research, media advocacy, materials development and information dissemination activities and victim support programs.

The mission of JFJustice is: to promote robust public discussion of ways to end the impunity associated with violations of humanitarian law, advocate justice for all victims of international crimes; and, to work with other people of goodwill who share the same values.

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  • Journalists speak about challenges of reporting ICC trials
    Journalists speak about challenges of reporting ICC trials Journalists from ICC situation countries in Africa have had to rely on the international media or the court’s unreliable online web-streaming in an environment with poor Internet connectivity. Journalists For Justice (JFJ) has been supporting African journalists to travel to the ICC to cover cases affecting their countries. Dutchbuzz, the only local radio programme in English in The Hague, highlighted the challenges African journalists face while reporting the cases at the ICC through a conversation JFJ’s Thomas Verfuss had with two Ivorian journalists on their experiences reporting the trial of former Cote d’Ivoire’s president Laurent Gbagbo and his youth leader Charles Blé Goudé, who have been on trial since January 28, 2016. JFJ facilitated the two journalists’ trip to The Hague thanks to the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. This is an audio recording of the conversation:
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  • Interview: Munira Subašić President of Mothers of Srebrenica
    Interview: Munira Subašić President of Mothers of Srebrenica Thomas Verfuss interviews Munira Subašić, the President of the Srebrenica genocide survivors’ association. On Wednesday the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in the Netherlands, will give its verdict on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
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  • Kenya told to expedite the process of enactment of FOI Bill
    Kenya told to expedite the process of enactment of FOI Bill The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa Advocate Pansy Tlakula has expressed optimism that Kenya will have legislation on Access to Information law .
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  • Abdullahi Diriye: Implement the TJRC Report without delay
    Abdullahi Diriye: Implement the TJRC Report without delay Hon Abdullahi Diriye, MP Wajir South, a member of the Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights Caucus says as a caucus, they will ensure the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report is implemented without any delay.
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  • Neto Agostinho: Implement the TJRC Report the way it is
    Neto Agostinho: Implement the TJRC Report the way it is Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights Caucus on Thursday called for the adoption and implementation of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation (TJRC) Report the way it is and the immediate establishment of the victim’s restorative fund. Members of the caucus, Hon Neto Agostinho (Ndiwa), Hon Abdullahi Diriye (Wajir South), Hon Johanna Ng’eno (Emurua Dikir) and nominated Mp Hon Sara Korere said it was unfair and an injustice to the victims due to the delayed implementation of the TJRC report. “It should be implemented the way it is,” said Neto adding that,” Currently, it is the way was. However, it has not been formally adopted by parliament.” http://www.jfjustice.net/?p=1947
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  • Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights Caucus to reject Media Bill
    Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights Caucus to reject Media Bill Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights Caucus, Hon Neto Agostinho (Ndiwa), Hon Abdullahi Diriye (Wajir South), Hon Johanna Ng’eno (Emurua Dikir) and nominated Mp Hon Sara Korere said they will reject the Media Bill aimed at gagging the media in Kenya. They spoke outside Parliament buildings after receiving a petition from women victims and survivors of human rights violations and historical injustices who presented to them a petition demanding that the National Assembly concludes debate and action on the TJRC Report. The victims are seeking to have the National Assembly create laws for the operation of the Sh10 billion Restorative Justice Fund and the payment of damages awarded to victims and survivors by courts.
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  • Kenya National Victims Network prayers within the petition
    Kenya National Victims Network prayers within the petition Women victims and survivors of human rights violations will march to Parliament Buildings Wednesday August 26, 2015 from 9 am to present a petition demanding that the National Assembly concludes debate and action on the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission Report. The victims are also seeking to have the National Assembly create laws for the operation of the Sh10 billion Restorative Justice Fund and the payment of damages awarded to victims and survivors by courts.
    JFJustice 00:01:45 684 0 Downloads 0 Comments
  • National Victims  Network 5th National Convention Statement
    National Victims Network 5th National Convention Statement Victims and survivors of human rights violations will tomorrow, Wednesday, petition Parliament to pass the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission report to open the way for implementing its recommendations. The NVSN was formed following a resolution of the first national convention held between October 4 and 6, 2009 to enhance the capacity of members to effectively engage with the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission process, Its structure is designed along both thematic and regional lines and its members were involved in recording of their statements and participating in the hearings of the TJRC.
    JFJustice 00:06:22 958 0 Downloads 0 Comments
  • The police vetting Process needs monitoring - KNCHR
    The police vetting Process needs monitoring - KNCHR Mr. Lucas Kimathi an officer with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) who is also an official among the police vetting panel spoke about the his experiences: The issues raised include: A monitoring aspect lacks in the process; Complaints on Human Rights issues are inadequate; The role of the civil society organisations and constitutional bodies in sensitising the public to engage in the process; The venue of the place has limited space, thus denies the public its participation and the issue of record keeping He proposed the following: Two level mechanism for monitoring: one, officer being vetted to be publicly named and the public to be given the courage to engage in the process' Two, an agreement whether on paper or verbal with the Commission to allow Human Rights Defenders to sit in the panel as people who will monitor and give recommendation on the process.
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  • Police Vetting and its challenges in Kenya - Chris Gitari
    Police Vetting and its challenges in Kenya - Chris Gitari Police Reforms And Police Vetting In Kenya: Auditing This Reform Agenda” The open forum seeks to audit the ongoing police reform agenda and to evaluate the efficacy of the police vetting process in contributing to the broad police reform agenda and especially in restoring public trust in the National Police Service. Is the NPSC, spearheading the vetting process, doing more to ensure that the public engages in a sustained manner? Is there a comprehensive communication strategy supported by appropriate infrastructure? What is the level of commitment by NPSC, NPS and top political leadership towards deep transparency and accountability in the process? Does the public feel that there is a clear eyed vision about the overall goal of the process? The forum will thus provide a platform for the various stakeholders to audit the status of implementation of police reforms agenda including the vetting process and to make suggestions towards strengthening both processes. Christopher Gitari is a human rights lawyer and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He has extensive experience and training in constitutional and public law, transitional justice, and dispute resolution (mediation).
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