Special Rapporteur carries out working visits to Kenya and South Africa

By | 30 September, 2013

africa2From 20 to 25 September 2013, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples travelled to South Africa and Kenya, where he participated in trainings and workshops and met informally with representatives of indigenous peoples.

On 20 September, he gave a presentation at a course on indigenous peoples’ rights at the University of Pretoria, during which he presented on United Nations mechanisms related to indigenous peoples rights and on extractive industries and indigenous peoples.On 23 September, the Special Rapporteur facilitated a workshop hosted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights regarding implementation of the Commission’s principle decision regarding indigenous peoples, the Endorois decision.

While in Kenya, the Special Rapporteur also met informally with representatives of the Endorois, Ogiek and Maasai people in their traditional lands.