Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

Supporting commercial justice sector reforms in Kenya

Justice within the context of commercial law is premised on the fact that an effective commercial justice system meets and facilitates the specialized needs of the business community and the private sector at large. However, there are persistent challenges related to the dispensation of commercial justice in Kenya.

Funded by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, IDLO is implementing a project that aims to improve the business and investment climate for the private sector through quick, efficient, transparent and predictable commercial dispute resolution. The project will work to enhance the capacity of judges and magistrates in the commercial division through training with the Judiciary Training Institute. To this end, IDLO will support the development of a training needs assessment and recommendations report as to the effectiveness and impact of training. Lastly, IDLO will provide technical assistance towards the operations and activities of the Business Court Users Committee.