"The right to life is the most fundamental of human rights, and extrajudicial killings violate this very fundamental right, which is protected under various international human rights mechanisms and treaties." Examples are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Constitution of Kenya also protects the Right to Life.
Li Fung, Senior Human Rights Advisor of UN Kenya, shares some international treaties that protect the right to life. She shines a light on one treaty that the Kenyan government has not yet ratified: The International Convention for the Protection of All Peoples against Enforced Disappearances. Kenya has signed this treaty but has not yet ratified it yet. In its manifesto, the current government of Kenya has committed to: "Ratifying and domesticating the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances". Li Fung explains that once a treaty is ratified, under the Kenyan Constitution, it becomes part of Kenyan law.
Learn more in this short clip co-produced with the Missing Voices Coalition (supported with German Federal Foreign Office's funds by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Funding Programme zivik):