Comments on legislation and policy

In this page, the UN Special Rapporteur shares comments provided by the mandate to States on national laws, regulations and policies. The mandate provides comments on the adequacy of normative and policy developments relating to the international standards on the rights of indigenous peoples.

See below a list of communications , amicus briefs and expert testimonies from the UN Special Rapporteur.

Communications on national laws, regulations and policies

Honduras

  • 28 October 2019 - Sobre el Proyecto de Ley de Consulta Libre, Previa e Informada actualmente ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en los derechos de los pueblos indígenas OL HND 5/2019 (Spanish).

Mexico

  • 5 Mar 2019 - Nota técnica que recapitula la importancia, el objetivo y la finalidad de los derechos de consulta y consentimiento libre, previo e informado de los pueblos indígenas - OL MEX 2/2019 (Spanish).

Brazil

  • 24 Feb 2019 - Presidential Provisional Measure no. 870 repealing of elelments of Article 11 of the Organic Law on Food and Nutrition Security leading to the closure of the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA) - JOL BRA 1/2019

Myanmar

  • 21 Jan 2019 - Concerning the Law Amending the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law 2018-JOL MMR 5/2018

Ecuador

  • 11 December 2018 - Sobre el “Proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro” que fue expedido por la Comisión Especializada Permanente de Participación Ciudadana y Control Social de la Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador el 4 de julio de 2018 - JOL ECU 5/2018 (Spanish)

Mexico

  • 28 November 2018 - Comments of the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the rights of indigenous peoples on the Law that creates the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples in Mexico - OL MEX 17/2018 (Spanish).

Amicus briefs and expert testimonies

Kenya

  • 29 April 2020 - Expert Testimony at the request of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights on reparations in the case of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights v. Kenya, Application number 006/2012
    PDF: English | French

Peru

Surinam

  • 3 February 2015 - Expert Testimony, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on the Case of Kaliña and Lokono Peoples vs. the Government of Surinam