Landmark ruling provides major victory to Kenya’s indigenous Endorois

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The Endorois indigenous community in Kenya has successfully contested their eviction from their ancestral land by the Kenyan government. In a landmark decision adopted by the African Union on 2 February 2010, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (‘the African Commission’) declared the expulsion of Endorois from their ancestral lands illegal. The African Commission found that the Kenyan government had violated certain fundamental rights of the Endorois community protected under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ‘African Charter’) and other international instruments.

MRG’s briefing paper disects the ruling and looks at the wider implications for indigenous people in Kenya and beyond.

Click here to access the briefing paper.

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