The Application and the African Court’s judgement issued on 26 May 20171are in respect of the Ogieks, a historically disadvantaged indigenous community of the Mau forest, which in 2009 have been victim of an eviction and forced relocation perpetrated by the Republic of Kenya. The eviction act came as the last of a series of other similar actions undertaken by the Government since the colonialism period, as well as the lack of legal recognition of the Ogieks as indigenous group. Given the very close relationship between the Ogieks and their ancestral territories, the eviction resulted in a substantial violation of both their basic human right as to live in their homeland and to their cultural, religious, social and economic rights as indigenous people. These rights are protected under international human rights law instruments such as the UN Declaration on Indigenous People’s Rights and the African Charter of Indigenous People’s Rights

The forced eviction of the Ogieksindigenous people from their ancestral land in Kenya: the intervention of the African Court on Human and Peoples’Rights / Giacomini, Giada. - In: FEDERALISMI.IT. - ISSN 1826-3534. - ELETTRONICO. - 2/2017(2017).

The forced eviction of the Ogieksindigenous people from their ancestral land in Kenya: the intervention of the African Court on Human and Peoples’Rights

Giada Giacomini
2017

Abstract

The Application and the African Court’s judgement issued on 26 May 20171are in respect of the Ogieks, a historically disadvantaged indigenous community of the Mau forest, which in 2009 have been victim of an eviction and forced relocation perpetrated by the Republic of Kenya. The eviction act came as the last of a series of other similar actions undertaken by the Government since the colonialism period, as well as the lack of legal recognition of the Ogieks as indigenous group. Given the very close relationship between the Ogieks and their ancestral territories, the eviction resulted in a substantial violation of both their basic human right as to live in their homeland and to their cultural, religious, social and economic rights as indigenous people. These rights are protected under international human rights law instruments such as the UN Declaration on Indigenous People’s Rights and the African Charter of Indigenous People’s Rights
File allegati a questo prodotto
File Dimensione Formato  
Giacomini_Ogieks-indigenous_2017.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione editoriale (versione pubblicata con il layout dell'editore)
Licenza: Tutti i diritti riservati (All rights reserved)
Dimensione 562.41 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
562.41 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri PDF

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/1022152
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact