Indigenous peoples of Russia continue to face multiple impediments to the full enjoyment of their human rights, especially in some regions

By | 20 August, 2010

russiathumbThe Special Rapporteur makes public his report on the situation of indigenous peoples in the Russian Federation, which follows a visit to the country from 4 to 16 October 2009. In the report, the Special Rapporteur outlines the initiatives undertaken by the federal and some regional governments to improve the living conditions of indigenous peoples and to advance their cultures and participation in decision-making. Still, he writes, further efforts are needed to ensure that the existing laws are fully and consistently implemented throughout Russia and for all indigenous peoples, and to ensure that indigenous peoples’ rights, especially to lands and resources, consultation, and participation at the municipal, regional and federal levels, are fully respected.
See press release and full report in English and Russian.