Repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: report
12 June 2020 (draft)
The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Not yet presented (due September 2020)
The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is preparing a report on Repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Human Rights Council resolution 33/25, paragraph 2b).
The Expert Mechanism presented a draft of this report for discussion at its 13th session (8 to 12 June 2020). The Expert Mechanism finalised this report during a virtual meeting on 22-24 June. A final version will be presented to the Human Rights Council at its forty-fifth session (September 2020).
The University of British Columbia held an expert seminar on this theme in support of the Expert Mechanism from 4 to 5 March 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. It was livestreamed by the University of British Columbia and the
recording is available here.
The Expert Mechanism requested contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to this report. The views presented in these documents are those of the submitting organisations, and may not reflect the views of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Submissions from States
Submissions from Indigenous Peoples and NGOs
Submissions from National Human Rights Institutions
Submissions from museums, academics and others