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Kenyan Task Force formed to implement the 2010 Endorois ruling

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) welcomes the formation by the Government of Kenya of a new task force dedicated to implementation of the 2010 African Commission ruling which recognised the Endorois' rights over their ancestral land in and around Lake Bogoria in Kenya's Rift Valley.

The task force will be addressing restitution of the land to the Endorois, compensation for losses due to their eviction, and benefit-sharing of royalties derived from lucrative bioenzymes and rubies found on the land. However, whilst it may "solicit, receive and consider views from members of the public and other interest groups," it does not require consultation with the Endorois community nor is there an Endorois representative member of the task force. Such steps need to be taken to ensure the ruling is appropriately implemented. Read more...

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The Eastern Partnership Minorities Network kicks off new level of cooperation in the region

17 November 2014

The Eastern Partnership Minorities Network (EaPMN) has created an influential voice for minorities and indigenous peoples, member organizations say today at a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Network, founded in 2013 and so far bringing together over 80 minority organizations and civil society leaders from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, has proved to be a unique advocacy platform for minorities and indigenous peoples of the region at a time when their countries are both strengthening ties with the European Union, but also dealing with critical challenges related to human rights and development. Read more...

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Dead on Paper - New MRG documentary

Dead on paper

In this compelling new film a group of Egyptian Baha'is tell their story of arbitrary arrests and violence, their legal battle for recognition, and their enduring faith, in spite of the fact that the government does not recognize their religion.

Watch a trailer on MRG's YouTube channel.

For more information, or to organise a screening of the film contact Sarah El Ashmawy - sarah.elashmawy@mrgmail.org.

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