Study on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Context of Borders, Migration and Displacement

Call for submissions

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will carry out a study on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Context of Borders, Migration and Displacement under its mandate in resolution 33/25 (2a). The Expert Mechanism will present a draft of this study for discussion at its next session from 15-19 July 2019. A final version will be presented to the Human Rights Council at its forty-second session (September 2019).

The Expert Mechanism held a seminar in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 5 and 6 November 2018, on this theme. It was co-hosted by the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development and the Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Expert Mechanism is very grateful to the University for having expertly assisted in the organisation of this seminar. It also appreciates the valuable contribution of the participants.

The Expert Mechanism hereby requests contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to this study. Submissions should be sent to the expertmechanism@ohchr.org, no later than1 February 2019, in English, French or Spanish. Submissions should focus on the themes contained in the concept note in English.

All submissions will be placed on the OHCHR website unless indicated otherwise.


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Study on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Context of Borders, Migration and Displacement: A call for submissions

Report on Recognition, reparations and reconciliation: A call for submissions

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