Human Rights States and Societies: A Reflection from Kenya

  • Willy Mutunga
Part of the Contemporary African Political Economy book series (CONTAPE)


This chapter by Willy Mutunga, Kenya’s former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, highlights debates on human rights by African intellectuals and dynamics of Kenya’s human rights movement. Further, it explores the transformation of the Judiciary and envisions the possibility of a human rights state in the context of Kenya’s 2010 transformative Constitution. Overall, Mutunga posits that Kenya’s Constitution and the new judiciary provides a firm foundation for the country’s transformation.


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  • Willy Mutunga
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  1. 1.Chief Justice & President Supreme Court, Kenya (2011–2016)Office of the Former Chief JusticeNairobiKenya

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