Kenya: Plan to close world’s largest refugee camp ruled ‘unconstitutional’
February 9, 2017
The Kenyan high court has declared plans to close the world’s largest refugee camp and send more than 300,000 refugees to war-torn Somalia as “unlawful.”
The court found that Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya’s interior cabinet minister, acted beyond his powers in ordering the closure of Dadaab, the world’s biggest refugee camp. The judge, John Mativo, found that the decision to close the camp violated both refugee’s rights and international conventions.