LINKS AND DOCUMENTS
Universal Declaration on Human Rights
Translation by Cheruiyot Kiplangat and Leonard Mindore - Dedicated to Ogiek as Indigenous and Tribal People
FOREST PROTECTION: THE MEDIA ROLE
Forest plundering is not a new issue in the Kenya scene. From the colonial period to present day, forests have been excised without notification or due regard to the affected population. Nevertheless, the 90s saw a trend emerge of exposing forest related issues through the media.
Kenya's Castaways: The Ogiek and National Development Processes
The Ogiek, who number around 20,000, are arguably the largest hunter-gatherer community in Kenya. They have identified themselves as an indigenous people, as defined in Article 1(b) of International Labour Organization Convention No. 169,1 and the United Nations (UN) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights have recognized them as such.
CIVILCASE NO 238 OF 1999 (OS)
JUDGMENT: In this suit instituted by way of an originating summons (which plaintiffs called an "originating Motion" which all the parties had no doubt was meant to refer to the "originating summons"), the 5,000 members of the Ogiek ethnic community, ten of whom are expressly impleaded as plaintiffs representing themselves and the rest of the others who consented to be so represented in this suit, have moved this court (after leave of the court for that purpose) to make two declarations and two orders, that is to say ...
OGIEK MEMORANDUM TO THE COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW PROCESS
The Ogiek is one among the few minorities found in Kenya and mainly inhabit the Highland forest of Mau Forest complex in larger Nakuru and the larger Narok Districts respectively. The Ogiek population is estimated on a progressive ratio of 20,000 to 35 million Kenyans. They represent the voices in the woods and the most neglected community in Modern day Independent Kenya.
2012 - MRG report - Kenya at 50: Unrealized rights of minorities and indigenous peoples
2012 - NOTIFICATION - African regional workshops for indigenous and local community representatives in preparation for COP 11 (PDF)
2012 - Sign Letter - Concerns and recommendations of Indigenous Peoples on the Integrated Safeguards System of the African Development Bank (PDF)
2012 - AFRICAN COURT ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES' RIGHTS - APPLICATION No. 006/2012 - ORDER OF PROVISIONAL MEASURES (PDF)
2012 - Application
006/2012 – African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights v. The
Republic of Kenya
2014 - KENYA LAW - REPUBLIC OF KENYA - IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND LAND COURT AT NAIROBI - ELC CIVIL SUIT NO. 821 OF 2012 (OS) (PDF)
2014 - ILC - Open letter: Draft outcome document to be adopted by the General Assembly on 22 and 23rd September 2014 (PDF)
2014 - Outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (PDF)
2014 - Outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HTML)