Study on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples, with a Focus on Children and Youth

Through resolution 30/4, the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to carry out a study on the right to health and indigenous peoples, with a focus on children and youth, to be presented to the Council at its 33rd session (September 2016).

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Expert Mechanism's study on the right to health and indigenous peoples, with a focus on children and youth

The Expert Mechanism requested contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to the study. 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 received from States included:

Submissions received from indigenous peoples and others included:

Expert Seminar on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and McGill University organised an Expert Seminar on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples, which took place in Montreal, Canada on 21 and 22 February 2016.

The objective of the Expert Seminar was to inform the2016 study of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Indigenous peoples and the right to health. The Seminar also provided an opportunity for exchange among academics, practitioners and other experts on this issue.


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Ongoing work

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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