Please join us for a special talk on the case of Gitari v.
NGO Co-ordination Board and the Attorney General of Kenya, also known as
Petition 444 of 2013 or the refused registration of the National Gay and
Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Kenya.
Featuring Eric Gitari, Executive Director, National Gay and
Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Kenya
Click here to RSVP (lunch provided.)
ABOUT: This talk will show how the case of Gitari v. NGO
Co-ordination Board and the Attorney General of Kenya will set an important
precedent which will have significant consequences on the constitutional
aspirations of the Kenyan people as set out in the Preamble of the Constitution
of Kenya, “the aspiration of all Kenyans for a government based on the
essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice
and the rule of law.” The talk will also show how this case will decide the
scope of the ability of Kenya’s citizens to associate, a right that is
universally accepted as fundamental to any democratic society and will conclude
by highlighting how this case reflects upon the right and place of Kenyan LGBTI
citizens in the full implementation of their Constitution in its letter as well
as spirit. This case is also a yard stick to measure Kenya’s commitment to its
international obligations especially the duty to observe, respect, protect,
promote and fulfil rights and freedoms.
Eric Gitari is the Executive Director of the National Gay
and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Kenya (NGLHRC). He has previously worked
with Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) as an associate in charge of the
LGBTI Program, with the Center for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) as an
associate in charge of Gender Based Persecution program and with HIAS Africa as
a manager in charge of LGBTI Refugees protection and resettlement.
SPONSORED BT THE WILLIAMS INSITUTE ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTIY LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY