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Study on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples, with a Focus on Children and Youth

Through resolution 30/4, the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to carry out a study on the right to health and indigenous peoples, with a focus on children and youth, to be presented to the Council at its 33rd session (September 2016).

In December 2015, the Expert Mechanism requested States' contributions to the study.

Note Verbale in English, Spanish and French.

Submissions received included:

Call for submissions from indigenous peoples and others

The Expert Mechanism also called for submissions on the right to health and indigenous peoples from:

  • indigenous individuals and peoples and/or their representatives
  • non-state actors including non-governmental organisations
  • national human rights institutions
  • academics
  • any other relevant stakeholders

Call for submissions from indigenous peoples and other stakeholders in English, Spanish and French.

Call for submissions from National Human Rights Institutions in English, Spanish and French.

The deadline for submissions was 29 February 2016.

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.

Submissions received included:

Expert Seminar on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and McGill University organised an Expert Seminar on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples, which took place in Montreal, Canada on 21 and 22 February 2016.

The objective of the Expert Seminar was to inform the2016 study of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Indigenous peoples and the right to health. The Seminar also provided an opportunity for exchange among academics, practitioners and other experts on this issue.