It advises the Secretary-General on the policies of the United Nations in the area of human rights, ensures that substantive and administrative support is given to the projects, activities, organs and bodies of the human rights program, represents the Secretary-General at meetings of human rights organs and at other human rights events, and carries out special assignments as decided by the Secretary-General.
Strategic Plan Strategic Plan During the period, the National Commission will use the full range of its constitutive and statutory powers to advance equality and human rights in our country.
Over the next five years and operating within the available resources, the National Commission will prioritise specific key results areas of work. It will endeavour to take action on every human rights issue that emerges within the very broad scope of its mandate. In this respect, our Strategic Plan is ambitious, and it has set out four key strategic objectives.
In achieving improvements in fundamental human rights and freedoms outcomes our clarion call during the planned period shall be; Human Rights for all, at all times - Haki kwa wote, kila wakati.
Download Report Strategic Plan This is the fourth strategic plan of the Commission since inception. The Commission seeks to build upon the achievements under the previous strategic plans and also respond to the changing environment.
The popular "Haki yetu" slogan commonly chanted by the public in agitation of their rights speaks to the level of awareness that now prevails in the country. The state has also made some progress with regard to honouring its obligations under various regional and international treaties and instruments.
The first Strategic Plan did an excellent job of laying a firm foundation for the Commission as the foremost public agency in the promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya. The first 9 Commissioners and subsequent Commissioners together with staff teered the Commission to greater heights making it one of the most vocal and outstanding defender of rights.
It also distinguished itself in speaking out and carrying work on issues of governance that have a direct bearing on the rights of Kenyans. Indeed, one of the core values most understood and jealously guarded by all at the Commission is that of independence, which enables the Commission to act in the best interest of citizens as opposed to being beholden to external influences and agendas such as government, private companies, political parties, non-governmental organizations or activists.
In its endeavor to speak out and deal with issues of national concern, the Commission has not always found sympathy with various parties, indeed there still exist confusion on the part of the public and even some government agencies on the identity of the Commission with some assuming that it is a Non Governmental Organization NGO.Kenya commits to develop a National Action Plan on business & Kenya commits to develop a National Action Plan on business & human rights Kenya has committed to developing a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, a comprehensive strategy for .
Statement by the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) on the Status of Human Rights in Kenya Made at the 63rd Ordinary Session of The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in Banjul, The Gambia.
The opportunity presented by the new Strategic Plan. In the experience of organisations like CELS, ensuring respect, protection and guarantees for human rights is an ambitious and highly complex task that necessitates combining diverse legal and political strategies. The United States is committed to continued cooperation with the UN’s human rights mechanisms, as well as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and other regional human rights bodies, by responding to inquiries, engaging in dialogues, and hosting visits.
Ontario's Human Rights Code is a provincial law that gives everybody equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in specific social areas such as jobs, housing, services, facilities, and contracts or agreements..
The Code's goal is to prevent discrimination and harassment because of race, sex, disability, and age, to name a few of the 17 grounds. The City of Chicago has enacted two powerful anti-discrimination ordinances.
The Chicago Human Rights Ordinance prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, credit transactions, and bonding, as well as retaliation for filing a complaint at the Commission.
The Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance prohibits housing discrimination.