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Alternative Report on Kenya

The Government of the Republic of Kenya (Kenya) is party to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and its Protocol on the Rights of Women (hereinafter referred to as the Maputo Protocol). Kenya however entered two reservations to its ratification of the Maputo Protocol, on Article 10 (3), and on Article 14 (2) (c) on access to medical abortion. In the absence of a state report from Kenya on the Maputo Protocol, and in accordance with Rule 74 of the 2010 Rules of the African Commission, we representatives of Civil Society in Kenya hereby submit an alternative report to the African Commission focused on Article 14 of the Maputo Protocol.The alternative report will address the following:

  1. The legal framework on the right to reproductive health in Kenya
  2. Violations of the right to reproductive health
  3. A case study on the violation of the right to access safe abortion care
  4. Recommendations and proposed questions to the State