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Introduction to the Kenya Law Treaties and Agreements Database

Welcome to the Kenya Law’s Treaties and Agreements Database homepage; an on-line resource containing the text of multilateral and bilateral treaties to which Kenya is a party, a signatory or where Kenya has taken any other treaty action such as ratification, accession, declaration, reservation or objection and treaties and agreements which are otherwise important for public information.

The database has been developed in consonance with Article 2 (5) (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which provides that treaties or conventions ratified by Kenya shall form part of the Law of Kenya.

Our treaty records are based on information accessed from various external sources such as the United Nations Treaties Collection (UNTC), The African Union Treaties Database and physical collection of treaties and agreements from various High Commissions and embassies in the Republic of Kenya.  The treaties and agreements in the database can be searched by subject, region, type etc.

The database also provides information on the status of over 500 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (including those that Kenya is not necessarily a signatory to) and covers a range of subject matter such as Human Rights, Diplomatic Relations, Maritime, Refugees, Aviation and Trade and Commerce. Because new treaties and agreements are continually being deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the database will be routinely updated to keep it up-to-date with such new content.

Finally, we recommend that you take some time to read our ‘Help and How To’ Guide and the Glossary of Treaty Terms which will guide you on how to easily access and search the database.

This database was established in 2011 with the support of the Financial and Legal Sector Technical Assistance Project (FLSTAP), a government project co-funded through a grant from the United Kingdom Department for International Affairs (DFID) and a credit  from the World Bank, administered by Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance.

Important Notice/Disclaimer

This collection of Treaties and Agreements may not contain all the treaties and agreements to which Kenya is a party or which otherwise apply to or affect Kenya. Because the information is collected from various sources over which the National Council for Law Reporting has no affiliation or control, the information in our database may not reflect the true status of a particular treaty as new information is only included when it becomes available to the National Council for Law Reporting. Therefore, while the Council will make every reasonable effort to keep the database updated, the Council does not warrant that the information in the database is comprehensive, accurate or updated, and users are advised to cross-reference the information with the primary source of the information.

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