Monthly Archives: May 2008

Submitting information to the Special Rapporteur

To carry out his work, the Special Rapporteur relies heavily on information from indigenous peoples, their organizations and NGOs. The Special Rapporteur encourages these sources to submit information that relates to his mandate from the Human Rights Council, which is to promote the human rights of indigenous peoples and address specific situations in which their… Read More »

Communications Procedure

An important aspect of the Special Rapporteur’s work is to receive and exchange information with indigenous peoples, their organizations and other sources. The Special Rapporteur relies heavily on information submitted to him in relation to all areas of his work, including promoting good practices, country reports, thematic studies and responding to alleged violations of the… Read More »

Support for the Special Rapporteur

The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples receives logistical and technical support from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva. Specific OHCHR staff members are assigned to support the mandate. Additionally, substantial support for all aspects of James Anaya’s work as Special Rapporteur is provided by… Read More »

Biographical Information

James Anaya is a Regents Professor and the  James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (USA), where he teaches and writes in the areas of international human rights, constitutional law, and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Professor Anaya is a graduate of… Read More »

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Mandate of the Special Rapporteur

In 2008 the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Professor James Anaya to the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. This mandate is one of several thematic special procedures functioning under the authority of the Council. Human Rights Council resolution 15/14 and 24/9 authorizes and requests the Special Rapporteur to “examine ways… Read More »

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C169 Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989

Convention No. 169 concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries Convention concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (Note: Date of coming into force: 05:09:1991.) Convention:C169 Place:Geneva Session of the Conference:76 Date of adoption:27:06:1989 Subject classification: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Subject: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples See the ratifications for this Convention Display the… Read More »

Annual Reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly

The Special Rapporteur’s annual reports include descriptions of the activities carried out within the framework of the mandate and discussion of specific themes or issues of particular relevance to the concerns of indigenous peoples 2013 Report to the General Assembly, A/68/317 .(Summary of activities. Identifying work methods and lessons learned. Factors that debilitate commitment to… Read More »

Country Reports

The Special Rapporteur’s country reports evaluate the situations of indigenous peoples in selected countries and offer recommendations to governments and other actors on how to address particular matters of concern within the framework of applicable international standards. These reports are based on information gathered during the Special Rapporteur’s visits to the countries as well as… Read More »