Universiteit Leiden

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Research project

Promoting Fair Vetting in Kenya and Beyond

How do laws and procedures for police vetting unfold in practice?

2018 - 2019

International Center for Transitional Justice

The project ‘Police Vetting in Kenya’ aims to develop tools for improving the fairness of vetting processes directed at state agents in the aftermath of widespread human rights violations. States often create laws and procedures to guide vetting processes in those contexts. Yet little systematic knowledge exists about the way in which vetting laws and procedures are executed in practice. The project examines that issue, focusing on the vetting of the police in Kenya. The project will identify challenges related to the execution of vetting laws and procedures, especially at the local-level, and propose instruments for mitigating these challenges.

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