(Xinhua) -- Ikponwosa Ero, United Nations independent
expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, is
set to begin an official visit to Kenya to assess human rights
Ero said in a statement issued ahead
of her Sept. 7-17 visit that the purpose of the mission
is to identify good practices, challenges and potential
gaps in human rights to be addressed.
“I will be assessing the legislative,
policy and institutional framework, as well as specific
measures in place to ensure the right to life and
security for persons with albinism, while respecting
their right to freedom of movement,” the expert
During her 10-day visit, Ero will
visit Nairobi, as well as Thika, Embu, Eldoret and
Migori and will also engage with the authorities in
Kenya, persons with albinism, the international
community among others.
“I will also pay specific attention to
issues related to the right to health; focus on concerns
and policies relating to the education of children with
albinism, and will look at what is being done to address
discrimination generally.” she said.
Ero will also present a comprehensive
report of her visit to the UN Human Rights Council in