Report on Repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Call for submissions
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 will present a draft of this report for discussion at its 13th session (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 hereby requests contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to this report. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to
, no later than 15 April 2020,
in English, French or Spanish.
The University of British Columbia is hosting an expert seminar on this theme in support of the Expert Mechanism from 4 to 5 March in Vancouver, Canada. For more information on the seminar, please visit: