Webinar: The Ogiek Victory. A closer look at strategic litigation for land rights
Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program(OPDP) together with NAMATI and Minority Rights Group International will on August 2 hold a webinar dissecting the Ogiek’s victory at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The webinar will share the story of how and why the Ogiek community mobilized to pursue a case in the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, as well as share wider lessons and strategies from other communities and countries. Presenters and participants will describe the legal cases and research that they have been involved with and discuss central questions about strategic litigation for indigenous rights.
The presenters include:
Daniel Kobei (@dkobei) is the Executive Director of the Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP), a Kenyan non-profit organization that works to improve and enhance the attainment of inclusive and of equal opportunity in the economic, social, cultural, and political conditions of the Ogiek community and active participation in the building and sustaining a vibrant Kenyan nation.
Daniela Ikawa (@danielaikawa) is the Coordinator of the Working Group on Strategic Litigation at the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in New York. She teaches in the Human Rights Studies M.A. Program at Columbia University and has published over twenty books and articles on human rights in the United States and Brazil. For the last five years, Daniela has worked on the implementation of decisions on indigenous peoples’ rights in Latin America and Africa.
Jérémie Gilbert (@jeremiegilbert) is Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Roehampton (United Kingdom). He has extensively published on the rights of indigenous peoples, looking in particular at their right to land and natural resources. Jérémie has served as a consultant for several international organisations and regularly works with non-governmental organisations supporting indigenous peoples’ rights. He has worked with several indigenous communities across the globe, and he is currently involved in supporting litigations, providing expert witness statements, affidavits and supporting evidence gathering in front of national or regional courts to support indigenous peoples to have their right to land office
Lucy Claridge (@LucyClaridge) is Legal Director at Minority Rights Group International, where she manages the legal department. Her work uses strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity building to improve access to justice for minority and indigenous communities worldwide, with a particular focus on land rights, political participation and wider anti-discrimination issues. Casework includes the recent Ogiek land and conservation case against Kenya before the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights.
Note time: New York City-9 am, Freetown-2 pm, Amsterdam-3pm, Nairobi-5pm, Bangkok 9 am
Length: 90 minutes