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Title:Indigenous peoples in Africa: contestations, empowerment and group rights
Editors:Laher, RidwanISNI
Sing'Oei, Korir
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute South Africa
ISBN:0798304642; 9780798304641
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:indigenous peoples
human rights
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Abstract:The volume assembles original contributions of contemporary thinkers on African indigenous rights, indigeneity, gender advocacy, environmental conservation and transitional justice, against the backdrop of the Endorois case in Kenya. In a landmark decision adopted by the African Union on 2 February 2010, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) declared the expulsion of Endorois from their ancestral lands in the 1970s illegal. The discussion begins by framing indigenous rights and claims to indigeneity as found in the Endorois decision and its related socio-political history. Chapters: indigenous as equals under the African Charter: the Endorois community versus Kenya (Cynthia Morel); historical development of indigenous identification and rights in Africa (Felix Ndahinda); the impact of dominant environment policies on indigenous peoples in Africa (Melakou Tegegn); gender and indigenous peoples' rights (Soyata Maiga); constitutional reform and minority exclusion: the case of the Bajuni and Lamu county (Paul Goldsmith); advocacy for indigenous peoples' rights in Africa: dynamics, methods and mechanisms (George Mukundi Wachira and Tuuli Karjala); transitional justice and indigenous peoples in Africa (Laura A. Young); indigenous peoples and a framework for confrontation and redress (Ridwan Laher). [ASC Leiden abstract]