Destruction and Displacement of the Maasai of Loliondo and Ngorongoro

During the April 2023 session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Maasai of Loliondo and Ngorongoro petitioned the United Nations to ask the Government of Tanzania to stop a multitude of human rights abuses that are being committed in the name of “conservation.” 

In this webinar, we will focus on the current events in Tanzania beginning with the history of the land displacement the Maasai have faced. We will also evaluate the rule of law and the responses by courts to the evictions taking place in Tanzania. A recent report by Human Rights Watch indicates that gross human rights violations continue including retaliation against human rights defenders, destruction of cultural heritage, forced displacement, “sexual violence, nightly raids, and shootings into homes.”

Please join the International Criminal Law Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section on May 16, 2023 at 11 am eastern time (NY) for a discussion with Joseph Moses Oleshangay, an advocate and human rights activist in Tanzania. Joseph works with the Legal and Human Rights Centre, the leading Human rights organization in Tanzania. The webinar will be moderated by Susan Schwartz, Co-Chair of the International Criminal Law Committee.

May 16, 2023

11 am EDT 

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One thought on “Destruction and Displacement of the Maasai of Loliondo and Ngorongoro

  1. I hope you are going to reference colonial- era forced displacement in Kenya, which started the rot. See my 2006 book Moving the Maasai. Lotte Hughes

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