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Mandate. HRC Resolution 15/14 6 Oct 2010 Print



 

onuUnited Nations
General Assembly
Distr.: General
A/HRC/RES/15/14
6 October 2010
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Human Rights Council
Fifteenth session

Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council* 

15/14

Human rights and indigenous peoples: mandate of the
Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

The Human Rights Council,

Bearing in mind paragraph 6 of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006,
Recalling resolution 5/1 entitled “Institution-building of the United Nations Human Rights Council” and resolution 5/2 entitled “Code of Conduct for Special Procedures Mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council”, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that the mandate holder shall discharge his/her duties in accordance with these resolutions and the annexes thereto,

Recalling also Commission on Human Rights resolutions 2001/57 of 24 April 2001, 2002/65 of 25 April 2002, 2003/56 of 24 April 2003, 2004/62 of 21 April 2004 and 2005/51 of 20 April 2005 entitled “Human rights and indigenous issues”, and Council resolution 6/12 of 28 September 2007 entitled “Human rights and indigenous peoples: mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people”,

Recalling further the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which addresses the rights of indigenous peoples,

1. Decides to extend for a period of three years the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples:

(a) To examine ways and means of overcoming existing obstacles to the full and effective protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, in conformity with his/her mandate,
and to identify, exchange and promote best practices;
(b) To gather, request, receive and exchange information and communications from all relevant sources, including Governments, indigenous peoples and their communities and organizations, on alleged violations of the rights of indigenous peoples;
(c) To formulate recommendations and proposals on appropriate measures and activities to prevent and remedy violations of the rights of indigenous peoples;
(d) To work in close cooperation and coordination with other special procedures and subsidiary organs of the Council, in particular with the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, relevant United Nations bodies, the treaty bodies and regional human rights organizations;
(e) To work in close cooperation with the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and to participate in its annual session;
(f) To develop a regular cooperative dialogue with all relevant actors, including Governments, relevant United Nations bodies, specialized agencies and programmes, as well as indigenous peoples, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations and other regional or subregional international institutions, including on
possibilities for technical cooperation at the request of Governments;
(g) To promote the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and international instruments relevant to the advancement of the rights of indigenous peoples, where appropriate;
(h) To pay special attention to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous children and women, and to take into account a gender perspective in the performance of his/her mandate;
(i) To consider relevant recommendations of the world conferences, summits and other United Nations meetings, as well as the recommendations, observations and conclusions of the treaty bodies on matters regarding his/her mandate;
(j) To submit a report on the implementation of his/her mandate to the Council in accordance with its annual programme of work;

2. Requests all Governments to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur in the performance of the tasks and duties mandated, to furnish all available information requested in his/her communications, and to react promptly to his/her urgent appeals,

3. Encourages the United Nations, including its specialized agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations, Governments, independent experts, interested institutions, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations and, in particular, indigenous peoples to cooperate to the fullest extent possible with the Special Rapporteur in the fulfilment of his/her mandate;

4. Encourages all Governments to give serious consideration to responding favourably to the requests by the Special Rapporteur to visit their countries to enable him/her to fulfil the mandate effectively;

5. Requests the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide all the necessary human, technical and financial assistance to the Special Rapporteur for the effective fulfilment of his/her mandate;

6. Decides to continue consideration of this question in conformity with its programme of work.


31st meeting
30 September 2010
[Adopted without a vote.]

 

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