ICJ-Kenya Names DPP Noordin Haji Jurist Of The Year 2021

ICJ Kenya cited Haji’s commitment in championing access to justice through enhancing community forums and dialogues.

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji receiving the Jurist of the Year Award 2021 from Henriette Geiger, E.UFlag of European Union Ambassador to KenyaFlag of Kenya. Permanent representative to the UNEP and UN-Habitat.

Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji is the 2021 Jurist of the Year.

He was recognised by the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) for his transformative approach, vigilance in the protection of the Constitution, courage in defending the voiceless, and humility in his service of the people.

“In the spirit of promoting transparency and accountability, our Jurist has ensured the ODPP is more easily accessible to the public by facilitating access to information through various communications strategies,” ICJ-Kenya noted.

“Despite several storms that have emerged during his tenure, our Jurist has remained steadfast and continued to work beyond his call of duty to protect the integrity and independence of the ODPP as prescribed in the Constitution 2010 and provide quality prosecution services to all.”

“Our Jurist has demonstrated and exemplified commitment and ability to remain relentless with zeal and zest, thus ensuring to leave a positive and equally indelible mark in the criminal justice sector,” stated the non-governmental organization with the mission of promoting human rights, justice, and democracy.

The Jurist of the Year Award is an annual award that seeks to recognize, acknowledge and encourage jurists who have consistently, fearlessly, and impartially promoted the rule of law and human rights in Kenya.

The award is given out on December 10, each year since 1993, to commemorate and honour the United Nations International Human Rights Day.

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