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AfCHPR Delivers Judgment in Case between the Republic of Kenya and the Ogiek Community

At the 45th session of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights (AfCHPR), the Court delivered a judgment against the Kenyan government in a long-standing case brought before it by the Ogiek Indigenous Peoples.

The case was filed by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights. The AfCHPR found that the Kenyan government had illegally evicted members of the Ogiek community from the Mau Forest, their ancestral homeland.

The African Court will rule on the reparations to be awarded to the Ogiek community, who have 90 days to file an application that demands reparations and compensation from the Republic of Kenya.

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Landmark Victory for the Ogiek delivered by the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights

 

Image source: africapolicyreview.com

Text source: intercontinentalcry.org – 1st June 2017

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