If you would like to learn more about why we have Brexit or such, please attend this talk by our Instiute for Regional Integration and Development (IRID). This will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the LRC Auditorium, 3.30 pm.
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The public lecture organized by the Faculty of Law titled “Was the Law on Capping Bank Interest Rates Good or Bad” was facilitated by Kiambu MP Jude Njomo and Kenya Bankers Associated C.E.O Habil Olaka at CUEA’s Jubilee auditorium on Feb 21, 2017.
The debate between the benefit of the public from this law has brought about a lot of heat in the economy sector with some arguing that the banks are the greatest beneficiaries from this law, other than the common Mwananchi.
Hon. Njomo argued that most banks overcharge customers who are ignorant of their rights. The law is not static, therefore if the credit market changes then the law must change as well. He added that the charged interest rates are very high and this has played a role in high living standards in the country today.
However, Olaka said, the new law has stood between banks and credit flows to unsecured borrowers since lenders now see them as high risk customers. On the issue of high living standards, he denied the law playing part quoting that “the Law comes into question when the banks violate the set limit. But the banks are free to raise the interest as long as it is within the Law”.
This debate comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a Bill capping bank interest rates at a maximum of 4% points above the Central Bank rate effective September 2016.
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Dear Prospective student,
We are hoping that you find interest in the program described below.
Training a cadre of child development professionals and policy leaders in the developing world is of the utmost urgency, as there is a pressing need to improve the lives of children around the world. In response to this need, the University of Haifa has launched The International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries, designed to increase the professional knowledge of childcare professionals who work with children.
We are pleased to inform you that since October 2014 when we first launched the program, it has produced by 48 highly qualified and successful graduates from two cohorts who got their MA degree, and returned to their home countries in order to continue their work in fostering the wellbeing of children.
This year's class includes 18 students from Belarus, Ghana, Georgia, India, Liberia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Slovenia (Roma Community)
In order to create diversity in the body of students, we also accept students from developed countries who are interested in specializing in child development in developing countries (thus far, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, and USA).
This academic initiative brings talented students from diverse backgrounds – pediatrics, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, education, anthropology, sociology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, law, social work and social welfare, speech pathology and therapy, and media – to make a substantial impact in their home countries in fields of education, welfare and healthcare.
We open now registration for the 4th cohort who will begin the course of studies this coming October 2017.
Taught in English, the program collaborates with MASHAV – Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Full scholarships are available for students from developing countries. The scholarships include coverage of tuition, housing, medical insurance and living expenses.
Those candidates applying with a request to obtain a full scholarship for developing countries must submit their application no later than March 15th, 2017.
For more information, prospective candidates may visit our website: http://intchilddev.haifa.ac.ilor send email to our admission coordinators:
Ms. Shirly Yerachmiel
Ms. Ella Levert-Levitt
We are at your service to respond to any further question you may have.
With kind regards,
Dr. Efrat Sher-Censor Prof. Avi Sagi-Schwarz
Academic Coordinator Academic Head
Okiya Omtatah, a human rights activist gave a lecture to law students on Feb 3, 2017 at the Jubilee auditorium on ‘Human Rights’ as enshrined in the Kenyan constitution.
Citing corruption cases in the country today; he urged the law practitioners to be vigilant in their career so as to avoid bribery which is a big disease in the judiciary system. He said, “Advocacy is much of who we are than what we have. It is not the great things that make the world a better place but in the small things that we do. And the world is not about travelling to your rural home or far in the parts of the country but changing the place you’re in.”
He added that Human Rights law in the constitution is the most abused by those in power by injustice to the poor and those who don’t know their rights.
Quoting chapter 19 of the constitution, he further emphasized on following the human rights as the constitution states despite the class or supremacy. ‘Every human being is entitled to enjoy Human Rights because he or she is a human being and there should be no bias.
He said, “as law practioners, you should learn to say no to bribery. Sanity can be restrained in our society today if we learn to say no to the “devil”.
Omutatah is a well known activist who amazes many with his guts and intimidating character that rattles even the untouchable. He has challenged and won several cases in court in bid to defend human rights. He is a defender of the public interest and the constitution of Kenya.