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Promotion of Paralegalism

International Commission of Jurists - Kenya Section

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2022–April 30, 2024
  • Location Karen, Kenya
  • Geographic Focus Kenya

About this grant

The project goal is to increase access to justice to poor and marginalized communities in Kenya. The International Commission of Jurists – Kenya Section does this by supporting its network of six community justice institutions, staffed by community paralegals. Prior support from the Mott Foundation helped the grantee: 1) strengthen its support to these networks; 2) increase the representation of community paralegals at important national taskforces and meetings on access to justice; and 3) register the former Paralegal Support Network of Kenya as an independent entity now called the Paralegal Society of Kenya. This grant will allow the grantee to continue supporting its network of community justice institutions, build capacity of paralegals on Kenya’s Alternative Justice System Policy and continue to tell the stories of community paralegals. The International Commission of Jurists – Kenya Section was established in 1959 and has a membership of more than 500 members of the Kenyan Bar and Bench.