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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...

On August 10-12, 2016, the Endorois Welfare Council (EWC), with the support of ESCR-Net, organized its first women’s workshop, bringing to Nakuru (Kenya) 25 women from the 16 locations where the Endorois live today.

Unprecedented ruling by...

Multiple organizational members of ESCR-Net have mobilized to express outrage, and to demand accountability, following the murder of Kenyan human rights lawer, Willie Kimani, his client, Josphat Mwenda, and...

The extrajudicial killing of the two persons has sparked a rethinking of the UK’s assistance program for security authorities in Kenya.

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Nairobi, July 5, 2016 To: Honorable Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya Re: Investigation into and accountability for the abduction and killing of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri We, the undersigned, write to express grave concern regarding the recent abduction and killing of human...

In 2010, Daniel Ng’etich and Patrick Kipng’etich Kirui were arrested by the Public Health Officer, Nandi Central District Tuberculosis Defaulter Tracing Coordinator, who applied to a Magistrate for their imprisonment, alleging that they had failed to take prescribed TB medication. Pursuant to Section 27 of the Public Health Act, the Magistrate ordered that the men be confined for eight months or a satisfactory period for treatment. They remained in prison for 46 days.