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Expert Mechanism Documentation


General documentation

Studies and reports to the Human Rights Council

Statements made at the Expert Mechanism's sessions

The Indigenous Peoples Centre for Documentation, Research and Information (DoCIP) collates and publishes the submissions read at the Expert Mechanism's annual sessions. The documentation can be found here

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Documentation from the sixth session

Documentation from the fifth session

  • Agenda
    English - French
  • Annotated agenda
    English - French - Spanish - Russian - Chinese
  • Follow up report on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision making, with a focus on extractives
    English - Spanish - Russian - Chinese - Arabic
  • Study on the role of languages and cultures in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples
    English - French - Spanish - Russian
  • Summary of responses from the questionnaire seeking the views of States on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies in order to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    English - French - Spanish - Russian - Chinese

Documentation from the fourth session

  • Provisional agenda
    E F R S C A
  • Annotated provisional agenda
    E F R S C A
  • Draft programme of work for the fourth session
    E
  • The advance edited version of the final report on indigenous peoples and the right to participation in decision making
    E F R S C

Documentation from the third session

  • Provisional agenda
    E F R S C A
  • Annotated provisional agenda
    E F R S C A
  • Progress report on the study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making
    E F R S C A  
  • OHCHR contribution to the study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making
    E F R S C A
  • Technical workshop and contributions relating to the study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making
    E F R S C A
  • Report of the United Nations seminar on treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous peoples
    E F R S C A

Documentation of the second session

  • Provisional agenda
    E F R S C A  
  • Annotations to the agenda
    E F R S C A
  • Study on lessons learned and challenges to achieve the implementation of the right of indigenous peoples to education
    E F R S C A
  • Technical workshop on the right of indigenous peoples to education and contributions to the study on lessons learned and challenges to achieve the implementation of the right of indigenous peoples to education - note by the Secretariat
    E F R S C A
  • Contribution to the study on lessons learned and challenges to achieve the implementation of the right of indigenous peoples to education - report of the Secretariat
    E F R S C A  
  • International workshop on the natural resource companies, indigenous peoples and human rights: setting a framework for consultation, benefit-sharing and dispute resolution
    E F R S C A
  • Directrices de protección para los pueblos indígenas en aislamiento y en contacto inicial de la región amazónica y el Gran Chaco - Informe preparado por la Secretaría
    E F R S C A

Documentation of the first session

  • Provisional agenda
    E F R S C A
  • Annotated agenda 
    E F R S C A
  • Report of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on its first session
    E F R S C A

Background documentation


​Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Ongoing Work
Sessions of the Expert Mechanism
Information about the Expert Mechanism
Useful sites
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