that while an indigenous group may qualify as a minority, not all minorities are indigenous. For example, in the three EastAfrican countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the Asians are a minority group. They are an important economic force, being a very powerful community in trade and commerce
: A Contested Legal Framework for Empowerment of Marginalised Communities (Asser Press/Springer, Th e Hague/ Berlin, 2011) pp. 67–71. Central African Pygmies (Batwa), 20 Southern African San (Bushmen) 21 and EastAfrican foragers. 22 Due to their un(der)-documented history and the remoteness of their
over ownership and land boundaries. Relatedly, the 1955 EastAfrican Royal Commission Report ( earcr ) marked a significant turning point in the land tenure regimes and the system of customary land tenure in British EastAfrican countries, including Uganda,
through championing land
and included at the time the British colonial policy on all Crown colonies including the Kenya and EastAfrica Protectorate. 20 Another Waris / International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 14 (2007) 25–57 31 17) A. U. Iwobi, ‘Tiptoeing Through a Constitutional Mineﬁeld: The Great Sharia
Essay on Politics in Acholi, Uganda, 1962 – 1965 (EastAfrican Publication House, Nairobi, 1967) pp. 19–21.
20 lcii Councillor, Ongako, Gulu, February 2014.
21 lcii Chairman, Palabek Kal, Lamwo, August 2012.
22 Girling, supra note 6, p. 196.
23 B. Jones, Beyond the State in Rural
mentioned that the problem was not limited to Asia alone and that it existed in some parts of Africa and perhaps in South America. The expanded working paper therefore examined the situation in West Africa, North-eastAfrica, Somalia, and Yemen. It concluded that “the prevalence of discrimination based on
himself does not override or nullify the right and an appellate tribunal is obliged to determine if the absence of interpretation, whether as a result of inadvertence or implied or explicit waiver, impaired the fairness of the trial. The EastAfrican cases, the Hong Kong case, the Australian position all
this Act, or to any rules made thereunder, or to the provisions of any other law for the time being in force.” 17 ) P. Veit et al. , Protected Areas and Property Rights: Democratizing Eminent Domain in EastAfrica (World Resource Institute, Washington DC, 2007), at <pdf
Commons and its Effect on Food Security in Eastern Ethiopia’, paper presented at the International Conference on ‘Land Policies in EastAfrica: Technological innovations, administration and patrimonial stakes’ held at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 2–4 November 2011.
, ‘Human Rights and Climate Change’, 14 Australian International Law Journal (2007) pp. 161–183, at p. 167.
61 T. Hagmann, ‘Fighting in the Desert? Conflict and Resource Management in EastAfrican Drylands’, in D. Péclard (ed.), Environmental Peacebuilding: Managing Natural Resource Conflicts in a