Anti-corruption: The Key for Agenda 2030 and Human Rights

As RWI’s report, The Nexus Between Anti-Corruption and Human Rights, confirmed, the links between corruption and human rights violations are becoming increasingly obvious. The theme of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) 2018 was “Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act”. And indeed, it’s time to take the step from theory…

Human Rights Prison Training for East Africa

RWI advisors are currently undertaking a human rights training needs assessment with prisons and probation services in the East Africa Community (EAC) member states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.  The assessment, which is organised by the Institute’s office in Nairobi in cooperation with the EAC Department of Peace and Security, aims to evaluate current…

First of a Kind Training for Kenyan Prison Staff

The RWI office in Nairobi was invited last week by the Commandant (Director) of the Prison Staff Training College (PSTC) in Kenya to, for the first time, train prison staff instructors on the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Nine highly experienced Human Rights Officers from different prisons in the country delivered…

New Steps Taken in Swedish-Kenyan Cooperation Programme

The fifth Steering Committee Meeting on Swedish-Kenyan Cooperation Programmes on strengthening Correctional Services was held recently in Lund. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the development co-operation programmes in the area of correctional services reforms in Kenya. RWI’s Kenya Programme has focused on human rights in correctional services in Kenya since 2012 through…