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Dr. Winifred W. Kamau CV

Prof. Winifred Kamau holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Nairobi and a PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Canada.  She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of more than twenty years’ standing, is a Certified Public Secretary (CPSK) and qualified for Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

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Publications


2016

2014

Kamau, W.  2014.  Legal Treatment of Consent in Sexual Offences in Kenya. Law Society of Kenya . 1(10):27.

2013

KAMAU, W.  2013.  WOMEN JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES IN KENYA: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS. GENDER AND JUDGING. , LONDON: OXFORD HART PUBLISHERS Abstractwinnie_kamau_abstract.docwinnie_kamau_abstract.docwinnie_kamau_abstract.pdf

Women in Kenya are under-represented in the legal sphere, both as professionals in legal practice and in the judiciary. In particular, they have been excluded or marginalized in the higher courts and are more concentrated in the subordinate courts which have lower status and less attractive terms and conditions. There are various structural and institutional barriers to women’s selection and upward mobility in the judiciary, which need to be addressed. It is laudable that despite women being a minority in Kenyan judiciary, they have made their marks in terms of articulation of gender issues within the judiciary, particularly through the Kenya Women Judges Association and the Jurisprudence of Equality Project. The Constitution of 2010 has introduced important reforms in the structure and organization in the judiciary and have already produced some positive results. However, there is need for more concrete policies and measures specifically targeted at ensuring gender equality and equity in the Kenyan courts.

2009

2008

Kamau, W.  2008.  Indigenous and State Justice Systems in Kenya: Towards Realization of Justice. : Regina, SK: Purich Publishing Abstract
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2007

WINIFRED KAMAU, W.  2007.  Women, Law and Dispute Resolution in Kenya: The Impact of Legal Pluralism. : Presented at the LSA/RCSL International Conference on Law and Society held in Humboldt University, Berlin, Abstract
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WINIFRED KAMAU, W.  2007.  Resolution of Succession Disputes in Kenya: The Role of Traditional Leaders. : Presented at the International Conference on Traditional Leadership, Durban, South Africa, Abstract
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WINIFRED KAMAU, W.  2007.  and Discrimination: The Legal Perspective on HIV and AIDS. : Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF) Annual Conference on Right to Health: An Assessment of Kenya Abstract
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2006

WINIFRED KAMAU, W.  2006.  Indigenous and State Justice Systems in Kenya: Towards Realization of Justice. : Presented at Moving Towards Justice Conference on Indigenous Law in Regina, Saskatchewan Abstract
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2005

E. Wangari, KW, A.M.KINYUA.  2005.  Globalization and its Impact on Women in the Third World. : A Global Perspective Forum on Public Policy 290 Abstract
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2003

WINIFRED KAMAU, W.  2003.  Women. : Presented at the Graduate Law Students Conference at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto Abstract
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WINIFRED KAMAU, W.  2003.  Globalization and Third World Women. : Presented in at Oxford Round Table Conference in Oxford University, U.K, Abstract
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