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Getting to zero - or just empty promises: A study of Kenya's AIDS Strategic Framework from a Human Rights perspective
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis has been conducted after having personally observed and becoming interested in the HIV response in Kenya. The aim of the study is to assess the capability of Kenya’s AIDS Strategic Framework (KASF) based on Susan James perspective on rights as enforceable claims. It will do so by answering the question; ”what understanding of humans right to highest attainable standard of health is expressed in KASF? In order to do so, James’ conditions and circumstances have served as the foundation to an abductive study which seek to assess KASF from a different perspective.


The study is primarily based on Kenya’s AIDS Strategic Framework (KASF) and Susan James’ (2003) article “Rights as enforceable claims”. The results and conclusions are reinforced by the use of other supporting documents to KASF and official reports and surveys.


The results presented in this qualitative study of KASF concludes that some community groups are portrayed as stronger claim-holders than others, with some groups almost being excluded. Furthermore, this thesis establishes that the access to the highest attainable health is hindered by obligation-holders own emotional dispositions as well as institutional limitations. 

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2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Kenya, HIV, Aids, strategic framework, human rights, enforceable claims
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49488OAI: diva2:899391
Educational program
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-02-02 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

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