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Minority Rights Group International

London, United Kingdom
Joined October 2015
Presence in: United Kingdom
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources, Other

Minority Rights Group International campaigns worldwide with around 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media, we support minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life.

People Associated With This Organization

Eunice Nsikak

Uganda  
Minority Rights Group International (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources, Other, Women's Rights
My name is Eunice Nsikak, I am currently working with Minority Rights Group Africa as the Africa Legal Officer. The main reason for wanting to join the network is to be able to not only learn from likeminded individuals but to be able also to pick lessons and skills that I can pass on to the organizations that I work closely with on the ground.

Eunice Nsikak Olembo

Uganda  
Minority Rights Group International
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources, Other, Policy Advocacy & Governance, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a legal practitioner with a strong commitment to human rights, social justice and public service. I joined MRG in July 2018 as the Advocacy Officer-Kenya in the landmark African Court ruling on the Ogiek Case. I am currently working as the Africa Legal Officer MRG Africa. Before joining MRG, I have previously worked with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK).

Kanyinke Sena

Kenya  
Minority Rights Group International
Joined March 2016
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources
Law lecturer, Egerton university, Kenya and Kenya Advocacy Officer, Minority Rights Group International. Former, member and chairperson, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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Lucy Claridge

United Kingdom  
Minority Rights Group International
Joined October 2015
Director of Strategic Litigation at Amnesty International; formerly Legal Director running MRG's strategic litigation programme, focusing on rights of minorities and indigenous peoples

Timothy Twikirize

Uganda  
Minority Rights Group International
Joined October 2016
Interests: Environmental Justice
I am a lawyer involved in private legal private in Uganda, working for Messrs Twikirize & Company Advocates, a law firm which I founded in 2009. I am also involved with civil society in promoting human rights education in the region. Presently, I am a member of the Uganda Human Rights Education Network. I also conduct periodic paralegal training for ethnic minorities under the auspices of Minority Rights Group International.

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