Kenyan Chapter of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
Established in 1959, The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, not for profit making, membership organisation registered in Kenya. With a membership drawn from the Bar as well as the Bench, it is a National Section of the International Commission of Jurists whose headquarter is in Geneva. It is however autonomous from the ICJ Geneva.
ICJ-Kenya is a National Section of the International Commission of Jurists based in Nairobi, Kenya. It is represented in the Commission in Geneva by its former Chairperson, Mr. Kathurima M’Inoti. Over 300 jurists members comprise the organization which is dedicated to the legal protection of human rights in Kenya, and the African region in terms of the general mandate for national sections defined by Article 4 of the ICJ Statute. ICJ Kenya is governed under a Constitution through an elected council of 7 members that serves for two-year fixed terms.
The human rights work of the organization is fulfilled by members through a permanent secretariat where a professional team of full time lawyers is in charge of programmatic activities under the oversight functions of the elected council. Currently, ICJ Kenya is implementing activities within four core programmatic areas under its Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015.