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Questionnaire on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


In Resolution 18/8 of 29 September 2011 the Human Rights Council requested, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to undertake, with the assistance of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a questionnaire to seek 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.

In Resolution 21/24 (September 2012) the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to continue its survey of States and to also survey indigenous peoples to seek their views on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies to attain the goals of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The results of this survey were presented at the 7th session of the Expert Mechanism and are available in the report below:

Summary of responses from the questionnaire seeking the views of States and of indigenous peoples on best practices with regard to possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies in order to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 
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In Resolution 27/13 (September 2014), the Human Rights Council once again requested the Expert Mechanism to continue to undertake its survey of both States and indigenous peoples to seek their views on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies to attain the goals of the Declaration. The Expert Mechanism took this opportunity to update the questionnaire, based also on the Outcome Document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (General Assembly Resolution 69/2). The deadline for State responses is 24 February 2015. The deadline for indigenous peoples’ responses is 2 March 2015. Responses can be sent via e-mail to expertmechanism@ohchr.org.

The updated questionnaires are available here: