JILL COTTRELL GHAI

Director, Katiba Institute

Business, not just government, must respect human rights

The government must do more than not breach our rights.

Interesting week for parliamentary systems of government

Parliamentary system no guarantee that arbitrary, and anti-democratic, action will not take place.

Is constitutional change really what we need?

Constitution often does say something about the behaviour that the public tend to deplore.

Public access to law is important

Many countries are now trying to help individuals who cannot afford a lawyer.

Why the issue of babies in Parliament is important

This produced stuffed-shirt behaviour as Duale fulminated, 'There's a stranger in this House.'

Proposal to have police in power of panel unconstitutional

Police investigate crime, but they no longer decide if a suspect should be prosecuted.

Courts are trying to wrestle with Constitution

Freedom of expression is important but speech can do harm.

Both Houses of Parliament should be viewed as equals

The Kenyan Senate has fewer powers than most second chambers in parliaments.

Is Thirdway Alliance’s proposal constitutional?

Perhaps we need a law on the procedure for the People’s Initiative.

Why the Constitution is not like a computer programme

Some constitutional provisions do in fact work almost automatically.

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