The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya
Promoting Peace, Justice, National Unity, Dignity, Healing and Reconciliation Among The People of Kenya

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Legal Affairs Unit

The Legal Affairs Unit is responsible for handling all legal issues that arise in the course of the Commission’s execution of its mandate. In particular, the Unit:

  • Provides legal advice on all aspects related to the work and operations of the Commission;
  • Provides legal advice on all lawsuits to which the Commission is a party;
  • Coordinates and manages the hearings of the Commission;
  • In conjunction with the Special Support Unit, provides appropriate support to victims and witnesses of gross human rights violations; and
  • Assists with the leading of evidence during the Commission’s hearings.

The Legal Affairs Unit is headed by a Director. There are three legal affairs officers and three legal interns in the Unit.