Human Rights Defenders & whistle-blowers – Kenya

CHAPTER TWO: THEMATIC AREAS OF FOCUS

2.5. Access to Remedy [Page 20]

Despite these legal protections, the community consultations conducted as part of the NAP process revealed structural and procedural barriers to access to remedy, including:

4) There have been instances where human rights defenders who have lodged cases against businesses, especially land and environment grievances, have reportedly faced death threats and other forms of intimidation. Such hostility may instil fear in others who may wish to lodge complaints, robbing communities and individuals of the protection that the law could have offered against business-related abuses;

 

CHAPTER FOUR: IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING

4.1. SUMMARY OF POLICY ACTIONS [Annex] 

Strategic Objective Policy Actions Responsible Actor(s)
Strategic Objective 1:

Enhance existing policy, legal, regulatory and administrative framework for ensuring respect of human rights by business through legal review and development of specific guidance for business

Develop guidelines for businesses to ensure that they are sensitive to the implications of their operations on gender, human rights defenders and minorities, persons living with disabities, [sic] marginalised and other vulnerable groups to promote responsible labour practices and inclusivity.