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The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, invites you to a webinar discussion of a case on the rights of indigenous people recently decided by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. This event is the second in a series of discussions of decisions by African human rights bodies.

Date: 20 September 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 SAST
Venue: Zoom
Host: Prof Frans Viljoen
Moderator: Ms Henrietta Ekefre
RSVP: Foluso Adegalu (foluso.adegalu@up.ac.za)

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The case under consideration is African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights v Kenya Application 6/2012 (Ogiek case), in which the Court on 23 June 2022 delivered its reparation orders following an initial finding of violations of the rights of the Ogiek community by the Court. Even though the focus of the discussion is on the reparation orders of the Court, the discussion will also engage with relevant aspects of the merit decisions issued by the African Court on the Ogiek case delivered on 26 May 2017.

The discussion will feature representatives from the African Court’s Registry, and from the parties to the case.

Panelists

  1. Dr Mwiza Nkhata, Principal Legal Officer, and Dr Zelalem Teferra, Senior Legal Officer,African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
  2. Ms Magero Anne, Access to Justice Programme Officer, Centre for Minority RightsMs Magero Anne, Access to Justice Programme Officer, Centre for Minority RightsDevelopment (CEMIRIDE).
  3. Hon. Solomon Ayele Dersso, Commissioner, African Commission on Human andHon. Solomon Ayele Dersso, Commissioner, African Commission on Human andPeoples’ Rights and representative of the African Commission in the Ogiek case.
  4. Advocate Bahame Tom Nyanduga, Former member of the African Commission onAdvocate Bahame Tom Nyanduga, Former member of the African Commission onHuman and Peoples’ Rights, Vice Rector of the African Institute of International Lawand representative of the African Commission in the Ogiek case.