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ESCR-Net members explore new regional mechanisms for ruling and assuring dialogue between the Kenyan government and the community

Minority Rights Group International welcomes the adoption by the World Heritage Committee of a decision requiring the government of Kenya to ‘ensure full and effective participation of the Enderois in the management of Lake Bogoria through their own representative institutions'

At the request of Amnesty International, USA, the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) used satellite imagery to investigate...

On behalf of Ogiek Peoples' Development Programme (OPDP), Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Centre for Minority Rights (CEMIRIDE) inform that the hearing against the Government of Kenya at the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights related to the Ogiek community has been scheduled. The case, originally scheduled to be heard on 13 and 14 March, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania, will now be heard in June 2014.

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Endorois Welfare Council (EWC) condemns the use of excessive force by the Kenyan police against the Endorois community in the Mochongoi Forest, Marigat, Baringo County.

To promote human rights in the informal settlements in Kenya's largest cities, the Nairobi Peoples Settlement Network has established a street theater troupe.

 

In 2010, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights issued unprecedented recommendations on the Endorois case, including restitution of their ancestral land, compensation for all the loss suffered, and royalties for existing economic activities on their land...

The new land laws in Kenya mark an important point in the country's struggle for land reforms. With support from the Kenya Civil Society Strengthening Program, the Economic and Social Rights Centre (Hakijamii) disseminated information about the three land bills which will have great impact on land governance and administration.

The Kenyan High Court has just issued an important decision on the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs), based on the country's new constitution and international human rights law.

The Kenyan High Court has just issued an important decision on the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs), based on the country's new constitution and international human rights law. The decision was a great achievement for Kenyan civil society, Hakijamii, ESCR-Net, the members of the ESCR-Net's Adjudication Working Group, and our goal of promoting economic, social and cultural rights around the world.