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Annual reports

The Special Rapporteur is requested by the Human Rights Council to present every year an annual report at one of its regular sessions in Geneva. The Special Rapporteur’s annual reports include a description of the activities carried out during the year in the framework of the mandate, and will also normally include discussion of specific themes or issues of particular relevance for the rights of indigenous peoples.

The Special Rapporteur’s reports on communications are included as Addendum 1 (Add.1) of his annual reports to the Commission on Human Rights/Human Rights Council. Country reports, and other documents, including special reports on cases, efforts to promote good practices and seminars, are also included as addenda (Add.2 and ff.) of the annual reports.

Reports to the Human Rights Council

Year

Themes

Symbol number

2013 Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples

A/HRC/24/41

Addendum - The situation of indigenous peoples in Namibia A/HRC/24/41/Add.1
Addendum - La situación de los pueblos indígenas en El Salvador A/HRC/24/41/Add.2
Addendum - Consultations on the situation of indigenous peoples in Asia A/HRC/24/41/Add.3
Addendum - Observations on communications A/HRC/24/41/Add.4
Addendum - Index of reports of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, by theme and by region A/HRC/24/41/Add.5
2012

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Addendum - Mission to the United States of America

Addendum - Mission to Argentina

Addendum - Observations on communications

A/HRC/21/47

A/HRC/21/47/Add.1

A/HRC/21/47/Add.2

A/HRC/21/47/Add.3

2011 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
Summary of activities
Extractive industries operating within or near indigenous territories
2010 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people

A/HRC/15/37

2009

Coordination with United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Human Rights Council; Analysis of the duty of States to consult with indigenous peoples on matters affecting them: insight into how duty to consult may be addressed by Governments, indigenous peoples, the United Nations system, and other stakeholders.

A/HRC/12/34

2008 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: analyis in the context of other international instruments specifically regarding indigenous peoples and human rights instruments of general applicability; the different measures required to implement and make operative the rights affirmed in the Declaration; joint efforts by States, the United Nations system, indigenous peoples and relevant civil society actors.

2007

Recent trends concerning the situation of the rights of indigenous peoples of the world: recent norms and the implementation gap; the increased loss of lands; the impact of climate change; forest peoples; pastoralist peoples; peoples living in isolation; intellectual property rights; indigenous women; indigenous children; the future of the international protection of the rights of indigenous peoples.

A/HRC/4/32


Annual reports to the Commission on Human Rights *

Year

Themes

Symbol number

2006

The implementation of norms at the domestic and international level concerning the rights of indigenous peoples: overview of existing legislation on promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous peoples; analysis of the implementation of existing legislation.

E/CN.4/2006/78

2005

Indigenous peoples and education systems. The right of indigenous peoples to education: international legal framework and conceptual development. Factors impeding the access of indigenous peoples to education: discrimination and lack of equal access. High-quality and culturally appropriate indigenous education. Active participation, higher education and establishment of educational systems for and by indigenous peoples. The work of the United Nations and other institutions in the area of indigenous education.

E/CN.2005/88

2004

Administration of justice, indigenous peoples and human rights: The courts and the rights of indigenous peoples. Discrimination and the justice system. The criminalization of indigenous protest activities. Indigenous law and culture and alternative dispute resolution.

E/CN.4/2004/80

2003

The impact of large-scale development projects on human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples and communities. Selected case studies: Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, India. Philippines. Dams, development and human rights.

E/CN.4/2003/90

2002

International norms regarding the rights of indigenous peoples: Legally binding instruments concerning indigenous peoples. Draft declarations. Other international declarations. Declarations and guidelines of various international Bodies. Legislation and reforms at the national level. Major human rights issues confronting indigenous peoples: land rights; homelands and territories; education and culture. The question of definitions. Specific concerns relating to the rights of indigenous people. Future activities of the Special Rapporteur.

E/CN.4/2002/97

* Before the establishment of the Human Rights Council in 2006, the Special Rapporteur reported at the annual session of the Commission on Human Rights.  

Annual reports to the General Assembly *

Year

Themes

Symbol number

2012 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

A/67/301

2011 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
2009 Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

A/64/338

2007

Activities carried out between October 2006 and July 2007. Situation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Asia.

A/62/286

2006

Activities carried out during the period November 2005-October 2006. Remarks on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

A/61/490

2005

Activities carried out during the period August 2004-August 2005. Status report: major human rights problems affecting indigenous peoples: poverty and the enjoyment of human rights; access to education. Armed conflicts, human rights and indigenous peoples.

A/60/358

2004

Activities carried out during the period August 2001-10 August 2004. Progress and major human rights problems affecting indigenous peoples: rights to land, territory and access to natural resources; social organization and local government; administration of justice; the conflict between legislation and customary law; poverty and access to basic services; political representation, autonomy and self-determination; education and culture; indigenous women and girls.

A/59/258

* Since 2004 to 2007, the Special Rapporteur was requested to present an interim report on his activities to the General Assembly’s Third Committee.