Study on the right to participate in decision making

Through resolution 12/13 (2009), the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to carry out a study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making, to present a progress report to the Council at its fifteenth session (2010), and the final study to the eighteenth session (2011).

Access the progress report and final report in all six official UN languages:

The Expert Mechanism also undertook a follow-up report on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making, with a focus on extractive industries


​Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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

Thematic studies
Sessions of the Expert Mechanism
Useful links
Contact us

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
expertmechanism@ohchr.org