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Kenya - Protected area violates indigenous peoples' rights says African Commission

A 'landmark' decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has affirmed the right of the Endorois pastoralists of Kenya to own their customary lands and to 'free, prior and informed consent', rights which were violated when they were removed from a protected area. The decision invokes the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and draws on the findings of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Kenya - Février 2010, la Commission africaine déclare que la zone protégée viole les droits des peuples autochtones

Dans une décision historique, la Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples a proclamé le droit du peuple pastoral Endorois du Kenya à posséder ses terres coutumières, ainsi que son droit au consentement libre, préalable et éclairé, des droits qui ont été violés lorsque les Endorois durent quitter une zone protégée. La décision invoque la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones et se fonde sur les conclusions de la Cour interaméricaine des droits de l'homme.

Kenya - Protected area violates indigenous peoples' rights says African Commission

A 'landmark' decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has affirmed the right of the Endorois pastoralists of Kenya to own their customary lands and to 'free, prior and informed consent', rights which were violated when they were removed from a protected area. The decision invokes the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and draws on the findings of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The case has major implications vindicating the right of all indigenous peoples to restitution for lands taken without their consent to create national parks and reserves.

Summary of decision and press release from MRG International.