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Expert Mechanism Advice

The studies and advice of the Expert Mechanism are meant to provide a better understanding of the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to propose concrete actions that States, indigenous peoples, civil society, international organizations, national human rights institutions and others can take in order to further its implementation.

The Expert Mechanism’s studies and advice place special emphasis on the participation of indigenous peoples themselves in decisions that affect them. The studies of the Expert Mechanism and its advice seek to advance the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples by clarifying the implications of key principles, such as self-determination and free, prior and informed consent, examining good practices and challenges in a broad array of areas pertaining to indigenous peoples’ rights, and suggesting measures that States and others can adopt at the level of laws, policies and programmes.

  • Thematic Advice of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - A Compilation (2009-2013)
    E F R S
  • Advice No. 6 (2014): Restorative justice, indigenous juridical systems and access to justice for indigenous women, children and youth, and persons with disabilities
    A C E F R S
  • Advice No. 7 (2014): Promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples in disaster risk reduction initiatives
    A C E F R S