Human Rights Updates

January 15, 2018

Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts

GENEVA (15 January 2018) – Three independent experts* appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have […]
January 13, 2018

URGENT ACTION: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY FORCIBLY EVICTED

Kenyan authorities are forcibly evicting the Sengwer Indigenous community from their ancestral home, the Embobut forest. The evictions have been carried out by the authorities in […]
January 10, 2018

EVICTIONS IN EMBOBUT FOREST CONTINUES DESPITE A HIGH COURT INJUNCTION

Amnesty International has expressed its grave concern at reports that the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has been carrying out forced evictions of members of the Sengwer […]
December 22, 2017

Amnesty International appoints Kumi Naidoo as next Secretary General

Amnesty International has appointed Kumi Naidoo as the next Secretary General of the global human rights movement. From August 2018 Kumi will succeed Salil Shetty, who […]
December 21, 2017

BERYL ORAO NAMED 2017 ECOSOC PRO BONO LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Beryl Orao, a lawyer at The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), Western Kenya Region was named the 2017 Economic and Social Rights Pro Bono […]

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