Along with our partners, we work to build trust and relationships between communities and the police in informal settlements within Nairobi that have suffered numerous cases of extrajudicial killings, such as killings by police of alleged criminals. As public opinion sometimes glorifies these types of extrajudicial killings, we create opportunities for increased and improved positive engagements between communities, human rights defenders, the police, and law and court officials, with a focus on an honest and balanced view of extrajudicial killings. With partners we hold sensitisation workshops for the media on how to report on extrajudicial killings in humane and transformative ways, raising awareness of the importance of reporting on these issues and of using analysis to avoid biases and pre-determined narratives by the police. We conduct training for representatives from the judiciary, community justice centres, and the police, prisons and probation departments to reflect on areas such as access to justice and the adoption of human rights approaches to prevent extrajudicial killings.
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