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Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
15 July 2020
the Human Rights Council at its 45th session
Issued by HRC subsidiary body
Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 33/25, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples decided, at its twelfth session, held in July 2019, to prepare a study on the land rights of indigenous peoples.
The Expert Mechanism held an expert seminar on this theme in Pretoria, South Africa, from 30 September to 1 October 2019. It was co-hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Pretoria University.
This draft study, which concludes with Expert Mechanism advice No. 13 on the right to land of indigenous peoples (see annex), was considered at the thirteenth session of the Expert Mechanism, in June 2020, and was submitted to the Human Rights Council at its forty-fifth session in September 2020.
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.