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AFRICAN COURT ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS TO DELIVER JUDGMENT ON AFRICAN COMMISSION v REPUBLIC OF KENYA ON FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 06:39

Arusha, 23 May, 2017: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) on Friday, (26 May, 2017), will deliver Judgment in Application 006/2012 filed by the  African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights v. Republic of Kenya, at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Applicant avers that the Respondent State has violated the rights and freedoms of the Ogiek community through, among others, forced evictions of the Ogiek from the Mau Forest, their ancestral home, where they have lived from time immemorial and which was crucial for their very survival.

The Republic of Kenya has denied the Applicant’s allegations and argues that the Court lacks jurisdiction in the case.

The Court will also render Advisory Opinions in respect of Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Recontre Africain Pour la Defense des Droits de l’homme (RADDHO).

The events will take place at the Kibo Hall at the AfCHPR premises at the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) building, Burka area, along Dodoma Road, at 9:00 am (East African time) and members of the public are invited.
The events will be live-streamed on https://www.youtube.com/user/africancourt/channels/live

NOTES FOR EDITORS:
1. The Court is composed of eleven judges, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.
2. The Court meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may meet in Extra-Ordinary Session.
Further information can be obtained from the Court’s website at www.african-court.org.

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