The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) participated in the development and launching of the Kenya Training Manual on Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism. The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Keriako Tobiko, commended all contributors for producing what he described as a rich and comprehensive piece of work covering all stages of the criminal justice response to terrorism.

Secretary Public Prosecutions, Mrs Dorcas Oduor (seated-third right) and UNODC Regional Representative, Mr Jose Villa Del Castillo (seated-right), and stakeholders during the launch of the manual in Nairobi.

 

“The manual will be particularly useful to prosecutors in the trial stage and in protecting the rights of victims and witnesses,” said the DPP in part of a speech read on his behalf by the Secretary Public Prosecutions, Mrs Dorcas Oduor.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative Mr Jose Villa Del Castillo re-affirmed the UN’s commitment in implementing the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy 2016 and said that “effective counter-terrorism measures and the protection of human rights are not conflicting goals, but complementary and mutually reinforcing.”

The manual was jointly produced by Kenya and UNODC, with contribution from IGAD’s Security Sector Program.

Nairobi: Tuesday March 28, 2017

ODPP Communication Division, by Rose Kipyego