children's rights

When courts must be parents

This story appeared first in LegalBrief.

THE two cases heard by the two Kenyan judges both concerned parents anxious about their children who were in trouble with the school authorities. The parents came to court to challenge the suspension or expulsion rulings of the school authorities.

Judges Kanyi Kimondo and Wilfrida Okwany delivered their separate decisions on the same day last month, with a mix of good news and bad, for the affected parents.

Between abduction and contempt of court: children left without parents

A NIGERIAN father of three sons, Levi Egeneonu, claims his imprisonment in the UK for contempt of court is unjust because he is caught between conflicting judgments in the UK and in Nigeria and cannot obey both. Egeneonu, also known as Bernard Nkem, has been before UK judges at least a dozen times over his 2013 absconding with the children while the family was on holiday in Nigeria. His wife, Ijeoma Egeneonu, has not seen her children since then.

Statement: Shining a light on the urgency of implementing the Regional Action Plan on Albinism in Africa

On 13 June, every year the world commemorates the International Albinism Awareness Day. This year the International Albinism Awareness day is commemorated under the theme ‘shining our light to the world’, providing an opportunity to reflect on progress and challenges facing persons with albinism.

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