In , the Endorois won the landmark case Centre for Minority Rights Development and Minority Rights Group International (on behalf of. On 23rd and 24th April , Kenya National Commission on Human Rights ( KNCHR) joined other national human rights institutions in Africa. by Rhodri C. Williams Every now and then, a judicial decision comes along that seems to snap a fuzzy area of law into crisp focus. One such.
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If you do not change browser settings, you agree to it. Indigenous Endorois community’s long pursuit for justice after eviction to pave way for a game reserve Author: Sweeter the second time around? Hi Rhodri, The few days I have joined this network have been exciting. Yet years later, Yegon is waiting once again.
William Tengecha July 28, at The communication begins with a summary of facts and relatively short discussion of the admissibility of the complaint.
The African Commission recommends that the ancestral land rights of the Endorois be recognized and restituted, that the Endorois community should have unrestricted access to Lake Bogoria, that compensation should be paid to the community for all the loss suffered and that the Endorois community should receive royalties from existing economic activities. Please consider supporting our work.
The local authority in Lake Bogoria was able to end the Endorois trust at will and to seize the land. The Commission requires Kenya cawe take steps to return the Endorois endoros and compensate them within three months.
You are commenting using your Casw. Following the hearing and the WGIP meeting, the African Commission took note of the total absence of the Kenyan government from meetings devoted to the situation of the Endorois, as well as its failure to act in assessing compensation, sharing benefits or providing restitution of the land.
Kenya: ruling in the Endorois case
The Kenyan government evicted the Endorois people, a traditional pastoralist community, from their homes at Lake Bogoria in central Kenya in the s, to make way for a national reserve and tourist facilities. Bringing knowledge of past enxorois in South America to bear, this collaboration has helped the Endorois document their After being evicted from the fertile land around the lake, the Endorois were forced to congregate on arid land, where many of their cattle sndorois.
This is partly what has encouraged the Endorois community to join forces with a number of organisations in Kenya, the Global South and beyond Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
Violations of land rights, including the rights of the generations of Kenyans displaced through historic and recent evictions, are one of the key unresolved issues in Kenya, which former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan acknowledged in the aftermath of Kenya’s electoral violence in From here, the Commission asserts that mere settled possession of ancestral lands by indigenous groups rather than any showing of formal title is sufficient to trigger the state obligation to provide legal recognition.
They are from Rift Valley Kenya. December 13, Dispatches.
Novozymes has agreed to pay royalties to KWS in exchange for exploitation of the bioenzymes found in Lake Bogoria; it is good news that KWS has offered some share of the royalties to the Endorois, but an official and consistent royalty scheme remains to be devised and implemented. The endoroos need for a game reserve is given heightened scrutiny in light of the significance of the land to the affected community rndorois. In an effort to push the government of Kenya to comply with the decision and implement its casee, the African Commission held an implementation hearing in Aprilat which the Government was called on to redress its earlier failures to present the Commission with a roadmap to implementation.
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I am currently working on a similar case involving the Ogiek community who were evicted out of the Mau Forest which happens to be their ancestral home. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The resulting prescription is sweeping: The Commission first confirms that the lands in question are the traditional territory of the Endorois, based on centuries of uncontested pre occupation and use as well as the failure of the respondent Government to dispute this point:.
Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. One MP openly challenged the Minister of Lands in Parliament about this delay in January ; the official response from the Minister was that he would not be able to take any action until he received an official sealed copy of the decision — despite the fact that the decision had been officially adopted and published one year earlier.
Most Viewed August 21, Dispatches. Email required Address never made public. The Endorois community in Kenya has been forcibly removed from their ancestral land around Lake Bogoria without prior consultation and adequate and effective compensation. This is only possible through generous donations from people like you.
Kenya: ruling in the Endorois case
Donate now hide message. In Novemberthe African Commission issued a resolution calling on the government of Kenya to take concrete steps towards implementation and to immediately file a comprehensive report on implementation with the Commission. Join our movement today. Notify me of new posts via email.
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Dear Sam, Thanks very much for your comments. There is already some light at the end of the tannel, the people are still awaiting to benefit from the gains of the ruling. Charity web design from Fat Beehive. I would like to invite you and your colleagues to guest post on a very practical issue, namely what the main practical obstacles to implementation of the decision are and how they might be overcome.