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 finalize 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).
Click here to access the draft study (in English only).
The University of British Columbia hosted an expert seminar on this theme in support of the Expert Mechanism from 4 to 5 March in Vancouver, Canada. The Presentations from the seminar are made available below, where permission was granted.
The Expert Mechanism also requested contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to this report. The views presented in these documents are those of the submitting organizations, 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