human rights

Top Kenyan officials must pay damages personally in Miguna case - high court

Read judgment on KenyaLaw here

The case of Miguna Miguna was, without doubt, the most sensational handled by Kenya’s courts during 2018.

In contemporary Kenya, Miguna is both an admitted advocate and a controversial political figure. His political involvement goes way back however and during the presidency of Daniel arap Moi, Miguna became a refugee from his homeland.

Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled in favour of communities arguing for a bigger say in mining decisions.

Members of the Lesetlheng community in North West were granted an appeal to an eviction notice that was previously approved by the North West High Court in 2017. It would have seen 13 families evicted from their farmland to make way for a mining project of Bakgatla Mineral Resources and Pilanesburg Platinum Mine (PPM).

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