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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...
“The Endorois decision” – Four years on, the Endorois still await action by the Government of Kenya
Rebecca Marlin is currently the Legal Fellow at Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in London. During her time at MRG she will be working extensively with the Endorois to achieve implementation of the 2010 African Commission decision granting them rights to Lake Bogoria. Read more...
Europe: Minorities are protected, but by whom?
Alexandra Veloy, MRG’s Fundraising Intern, muses on the shifting patterns of minority rights protection in Europe. Read more...
MRG Documentary films
Dead on Paper - New MRG documentary
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 - email@example.com.