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The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) operates a Paralegal clinic that is aimed at providing small scale legal advice and remedy to members of the community that it operates in.
These cases usually involve people who feel that their human rights have been violated in one way or the other. The services are offered for free.
Among the services the clinic offers include:
- Refering of cases to relevant authorities and institutions
Notable cases that are usually handled at this clinic range from Gender Based Violence, labour, immigration issues, political violence, and land disputes.
In the year 2009 the clinic handled and successfully concluded a number of cases. To see the synopsis and statistics of the cases that this clinic has handled in this 2009 follow the Cases Reported link above.
Among the notable cases that were completed in 2009 which however started soon after the 2004 General Elections was a case which CHRR through its paralegal clinic helped relatives of people who died during the aftermath of the 2004 General elections. Through the courts CHRR hired lawyers that represented the relatives of the deceased. The government through the courts compensated them accordingly.
As indicated above this clinic offers free legal services and has so far benefited a lot of poor people who cannot afford a lawyer to represent them in the court of law.
However, the clinic has for along time now operated without funding. If you feel you can help in one way or the other to see to it that this clinic continues to provide its services please donate by contacting us.