Implementation under the African System of Human and Peoples’ Rights

Publish Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2015

Members and partners of the Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) foregrounded implementation at the 57th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), which was held on Nov. 4-11, 2015, in Banjul, The Gambia.

On November 5, 2015, Minority Rights Group International (MRG), Amnesty International-Kenya (AI), IHRDA, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), and the ESCR-Net Strategic Litigation Working Group organized a side event on implementation, which was held within the ACHPR’s official agenda. The event brought together the ACHPR and civil society to discuss the role of the Commission in implementing its decisions, as well as the steps that litigants have taken towards implementation. Christine Kandie, Endorois Welfare Council (EWC), highlighted the ACHPR’s 2010 decision regarding the restitution of the Endorois’s lands and stressed that the Kenyan government should take more concrete steps towards implementation. Commissioner Asuagbor facilitated the discussion, which also included remarks from Alpha Sesay (OSJI), Diana Kichengo (Kenya Human Rights Commission, KHRC) and Daouda Sarr (Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme).

Christine Kandie (Endorois Welfare Council), Jimmy Karatu (Endorois Welfare Council), Kiptum David Yator (Sengwer representative), Daniel Kobei (Ogiek People’s Development Programme), and Milka Chepkorir (Sengwer representative) 

The Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) has been involved in the implementation of the Endorois case since 2012. For more information on existing projects, please click here.