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African Court upholds land rights for Kenya’s Ogiek

In October 2009, the Kenya Forestry Service issued an eviction notice requiring the Ogiek, a forest-dwelling community and one of Kenya’s most marginalized indigenous peoples, to leave the Mau Forest within 30 days.

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Aug
2017

Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program(OPDP) together with NAMATI and Minority Rights Group International will on August 2 hold a webinar...

Country: 
Kenya
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Strategic Litigation
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups

On 29 June 2017, Kituo cha Sheria collaborated with the Kisumu Maximum Prison - Kodiaga Prison Justice Center in Kenya to commemorate the Access to Justice...

Country: 
Kenya
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
Monitoring

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, at its 45th session on 26 May 2017 in Arusha, has ruled in favor of the Ogiek indigenous peoples in their claim against the Kenyan government, for consistent violations and denial of their land rights. The Court held,...

This report is the third in a planned five-volume series looking at the effectiveness of strategic...

Data collection on children living with HIV must respect the right to privacy

On February 23, 2015, President Kenyatta issued a national directive, copied to several national government entities, ordering all County Commissioners to collect data and prepare a report on all school-going children living with HIV and AIDS, as well as guardians and expectant and breastfeeding mothers living with HIV and AIDS.

For the last five years, ESCR-Net's Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) has promoted the restitution of lands to the Endorois community via the...