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05/2014 - News release

Top Kenyan judges arrive in UK for judicial exchange

Kenyan delegation pictured with Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale and Chief Executive, Jenny Rowe
Kenyan delegation pictured with Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale and Chief Executive, Jenny Rowe
8 October 2014

The Deputy Chief Justice of Kenya, Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal, four other Justices of the Supreme Court of Kenya and six officials have arrived in London today for a three-day visit hosted by the UK Supreme Court.

The senior Kenyan judges will meet with their British counterparts to discuss a range of topics, including sessions on the process of judicial deliberation and judgment writing, the contribution of academics to judges' decisions, and the role of Judicial Assistants at the Supreme Court. The Kenyan court officials will learn about the case management processes and communications activity undertaken by the UK Supreme Court.

The delegation will have the opportunity to observe hearings of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council this week, and to visit the Royal Courts of Justice. The delegation also plans to visit the Judicial College for England and Wales and the Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association.

Lord Neuberger, President of Supreme Court, comments: "My colleagues and I are very pleased to welcome Deputy Chief Justice Rawal and her colleagues to the United Kingdom. Such visits are always beneficial because they enable judges from different jurisdictions to learn about, and benefit from, each other's experiences. I am greatly looking forward to learning more about the work of the Kenyan judiciary."

The visit is part of the UK Supreme Court's wider programme of international relations work, which facilitates discussion between the UK's most senior appeal judges and their colleagues overseas on a wide range of issues.


Notes to editors

For visits of this type, the UK Supreme Court pays in-country hospitality costs, while all travel and accommodation costs are borne by the visitors.

A photo of the group is available on request.

UKSC contacts:

Ben Wilson - Head of Communications
020 7960 1887

Cheryl Walmsley - Communications & Outreach Manager
020 7960 1886