Study on the Right to Land under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Human Rights focus

Call for submissions

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will carry out a study on "Right to Land under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Human Rights focus" 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 8 to 12-June 2020. A final version will be presented to the Human Rights Council at its forty-fifth session (September 2020).

The Expert Mechanism held an expert seminar in Pretoria, South Africa, from 30 September to 1 October on this theme. It was co-hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Pretoria University. 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 than 15 January 2020, 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 the Right to Land under the UNDRIP: A Human Rights Focus: A call for submissions

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

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