Study on Access to Justice with a Focus on Restorative Justice, Indigenous Juridical Systems and Access to Justice for Indigenous Women, Children and Youth and Persons with Disabilities

The Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to continue its study on access to justice in the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples and to submit a follow-up study to the Council during its 27th session (September 2014). As requested by the Council in Resolution 24/10, this study focuses on restorative justice and indigenous juridical systems, particularly as they relate to achieving peace and reconciliation, including an examination of access to justice related to indigenous women, children and youth, and persons with disabilities.

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Expert Mechanism's study on access to justice in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples: restorative justice, indigenous juridical systems and access to justice for indigenous women, children and youth, and persons with disabilities

The Expert Mechanism requested contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to the study. The views presented in these documents are those of the submitting organizations, and may not reflect the views of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Submissions received from indigenous peoples and others included:

Expert Seminar on Restorative Justice, Indigenous Juridical Systems and Access to Justice for Indigenous Women, Children and Youth and Persons with Disabilities, University of Auckland, 17-18 February 2014

The University of Auckland and OHCHR co-organized an expert seminar on restorative justice, indigenous juridical systems and access to justice for indigenous women, children and youth and persons with disabilities at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) on 17 and 18 February 2014. The objective of the expert seminar was to support the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the drafting of the follow-up study on access to justice.

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