The Special Rapporteur presents at 3rd Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva

By | 2 July, 2010

expert_resizeDuring the session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which took place from 12-16 July 2010, the Special Rapporteur offered observations on the right of indigenous peoples to participate in decision-making, which is the focus of a study currently being developed by the Expert Mechanism.See the statement of the Special Rapporteur regarding the right to participate in decision-making here.

The Special Rapporteur also provided views on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in which he focused on the need for decided and concerted action for implementing the Declaration. See the statement here. Additionally, the Special Rapporteur held numerous meetings with indigenous peoples and organizations to discuss specific situations of allegations of human rights violations and other issues. He will continue to analyze the information received, with a view towards following up with the governments involved.