In , the Endorois won the landmark case Centre for Minority Rights Development and Minority Rights Group International (on behalf of. On 23rd and 24th April , Kenya National Commission on Human Rights ( KNCHR) joined other national human rights institutions in Africa. by Rhodri C. Williams Every now and then, a judicial decision comes along that seems to snap a fuzzy area of law into crisp focus. One such.

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Please be in touch rcw yahoo. Four long decades since being illegally evicted from his ancestral homeland, Arap Yegon is still awaiting justice. In Novemberthe African Commission issued a resolution calling on the government of Kenya to take concrete steps towards implementation and to immediately file a comprehensive report on implementation with the Commission.

Ownership ensures that indigenous peoples can engage with the state and third parties as active stakeholders rather than as passive beneficiaries para. Though faced with considerable hurdles, the Endorois continue to push for implementation.

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Email required Address never made public. December 31, News Release. What does it mean for housing, land and property restitution? You enxorois commenting using your Facebook account. In doing so, the Commission seemed to look at the traditional use of land and not to indigenous status.

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It might be surmised that the Commission sensed the extent to endorous it was breaking new ground and took pains to ground its decision as thoroughly as possible in emerging understandings of indigenous rights. March 16, Report. None of these reforms has been completed. The author does not condone imperialist land-grabbing under cover of obscure latin phrases. States are under a particular obligation to protect endoroid the displacement of indigenous peoples, minorities, peasants, pastoralists and other groups with a special dependency on and attachment to their lands.


The Kampala Convention on internal displacement in Africa: As a human rights defender and a close partner i want to acknowledge the great progress already achieved towards the realization of the Endorois human rights as per the African Commission. As the chair of Endorois Welfare Council, I find your articles quite informative. Bringing knowledge of past cases in South America to bear, this collaboration has helped the Endorois document their The Commission requires Kenya to take steps to return the Endorois land and compensate them within three months.

It ordered Kenya to restore the Endorois to their historic land and to compensate them. This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged ACHPRAfricacompensationcustomary lawindigenous groupsKenyaminoritiespastoralistsrestitution. The judgement was a historic victory for the Ogiek, who were acknowledged as indigenous and won both compensation from the government of Kenya and the right to stay in the Mau forest.

The Minority Voices Newsroom is an online multimedia library that allows members of minority and indigenous communities to upload, download and share their stories. The Economist special report on global food security TerraNullius. One MP openly challenged the Minister of Lands in Parliament about this delay in January ; the official response from the Minister was that he would not be able to take any action until he received an official sealed copy of the decision — despite the fact that the decision had been officially adopted and published one year earlier.

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Enorois are from Rift Valley Kenya. Join our movement today. I fully agree with your suggestion in the final paragraph. Sweeter the second time around? I salute the leadership of Endorois welfare council EWCtheir partners who supported this cause and the entire Endorois community.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The African Commission had ruled in against the Kenyan government for allowing a ruby mining company to start illegal mining on another part of the Endorois’ land, severely affecting their remaining access to water.


The ruling was marked by a big celebration in the Endorois community on the 20th of March where the Minister of Land participated and emphasized that the government of Kenya is committed to respect and implement the ruling.

For instance, the rushed-through Kenya Wildlife Bill was published in without consultation with the Endorois. Open and notorious since February This site uses cookies. December 22, News Release.

Forty-five delegates attended, including nineteen members of the Endorois community, nineteen members of Kenyan organisations, and seven international representatives, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It was as moment of triumph and optimism after a gruelling fight.

Many thanks for your comment — and please allow me to extend an invitation to you to elaborate on this point — or anything else HLP-related — as a guest-blogger anytime on Endprois This is partly what has encouraged the Endorois caze to join forces with a number edorois organisations in Kenya, the Global South and beyond By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies.

December 18, News Release.

IWGIA’s global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. Fase, in Maya report on implementation due to be submitted by the government of Kenya to the African Commission failed to arrive.