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Case Law Handbook on Violence Against Women and Girls in Commonwealth East Africa

Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

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This case law handbook has been developed by judges in Commonwealth East Africa as a contribution to the development of the jurisprudence of equality. It supports propagation of the procedural recommendations and good practices set out in the Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in Commonwealth East Africa, with a view to providing judicial officers and rule of law practitioners with a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on adjudicating matters fo VAWG in the East African jurisdictions. The handbook presents leading cases of relevance to these jurisdictions and is intended to add to local manuals, guidelines or handbooks that reflect local processes.

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Rape

This chapter introduces readers to cases on rape as a form of violence against women. The aim is to enable judicial officers and other stakeholders to appreciate, what entails ‘private parts in cases of rape,’ failure of the victim to testify, the relevance of medical evidence, compensation, and unsworn evidence when dealing with cases involving rape.

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