The Nairobi Principles on Accountability

On the 22 January 2019 Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice and the Transitional Justice Institute launched the Nairobi Principles on Accountability in Nairobi.

The Principles draw on the challenges experienced in Kenya as a starting point for identifying more general challenges relating to achieving justice for serious crimes under international law and create principles which can benefit the evolving accountability system more generally.

The Principles were developed as part of a project led by Dr Thomas Hansen in collaboration between civil society experts and academics in Kenya and Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute, together referred to as the ‘Expert Group’.

The Nairobi Principles of Accountability are generously funded by Ulster University’s pump-priming grant and Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA).

The Principles are available on the project webpage https://www.ulster.ac.uk/research/institutes/transitional-justice-institute/research/current-projects/developing-the-nairobi-principles-on-accountability