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Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the fifteenth annual meeting of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. The meetings will be held in the afternoons of 18 and 19 May 2016. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with her with regard to matters that fall within her mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

Requests for a meeting with the Special Rapporteur:

Requests for a meeting should be accompanied by written information on the issues to be presented to the Special Rapporteur, or relate to written information previously submitted to her. All requests should also state the names of the persons who will be attending the meeting.

Because of time limitations, the Special Rapporteur will not be able to meet with all those requesting a meeting. Priority will be given to those who submit a request and corresponding written information by 10 May 2016. Requests should be sent by email to indigenous@ohchr.org.

For information on how to submit information to the Special Rapporteur, click here.

Whether a meeting is granted as well as the location and time of meetings granted will be notified by 16 May 2016. Please note that to meet with the Special Rapporteur during the Permanent Forum, you must have also pre-registered for the Permanent Forum session. For more information on the Permanent Forum, please click here