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Study on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to their Cultural Heritage

Through resolution 27/13, the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to carry out a study on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples with respect to their cultural heritage, including through their participation in political and public life, to be presented to the Council at its 30th session (September 2015).

In December 2014, 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 promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples with respect to their cultural heritage from:

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

Call for submissions in English, Spanish and French

The deadline for submissions was 16 February 2015.

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 Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to their Cultural Heritage

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the University of Lapland organized an Expert Seminar on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to their Cultural Heritage, which took place in Rovaniemi, Finland on 26 and 27 February 2015.

The objective of the Expert Seminar was to inform the 2015 study of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples with respect to their cultural heritage. The Seminar also provided an opportunity for exchange among academics, practitioners and other experts on issues related to the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples.