Conference on Globalisation's Impact on Lawyers Ends

Panelists and OrganisersArusha | Friday 26th May 2017 ~ On Friday 26th May 2017, the Ogiek community of Kenya had reason to smile as the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights sitting in in Arusha, Tanzania, delivered a landmark judgment in their favour.

The Ogiek, 35, 000 of whom are the victims in this landmark case, live in the Mau Forest Complex in the Rift Valley of Kenya. They are one of the last remaining forest-dwelling communities and among the most marginalised indigenous peoples in Kenya. They alleged eight violations of their rights to life, property, natural resources, development, religion and culture by the Kenyan government under the African Charter, to which Kenya is a signatory.

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