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Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples during the sixth session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

During the week of 8 - 12 July 2013, Special Rapporteur James Anaya will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the sixth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with him concerning matters falling within his mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

How to request a meeting with the Special Rapporteur

Requests for a meeting during the Expert Mechanism session should be submitted in writing and contain information on the issues to be presented to the Special Rapporteur, or refer to written information previously submitted to him. All requests should also state the names of the persons who will be attending the meeting. Requests should be sent to: indigenous@ohchr.org.

For more information on submitting written information to the Special Rapporteur, please click here.

Because of time limitations, the Special Rapporteur will not be able to meet with all those who request a meeting. Priority will be given to those who submit a request and corresponding written information by 1 July 2013. Whether a meeting is granted, along with information about location and time of the meeting, will be indicated by 6 July 2013.

Registration for the Expert Mechanism

Please note that to meet with the Special Rapporteur during the sixth session of the Expert Mechanism, you must also pre-register for the session. For more information, see the Expert Mechanism website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Pages/Accreditation.aspx