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Annual reports

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Expert Mechanism submits annual thematic studies to the Human Rights Council (HRC). Thematic studies document findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN member States, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

The Expert Mechanism also produces a report each year on its annual session, and issues official reports and documents relating to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Thematic reports and studies

Year

Session/Date

Report title

Link

2023 HRC 54th Session/EMRIP 16th Session Efforts to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: establishing effective monitoring mechanisms at the national and regional levels for the implementation of the Declaration

A/HRC/54/63

Report page

See the full report A/HRC/EMRIP/2023/3

2023 HRC 54th Session/EMRIP 16th Session Study on the impact of militarization on the rights of Indigenous Peoples: A/HRC/54/52 A/HRC/54/52

Study page
2022 HRC 50th Session/EMRIP 15th Session Study on treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, between indigenous peoples and States, including peace accords and reconciliation initiatives, and their constitutional recognition A/HRC/51/50

Study page

2021 HRC 48th Session/EMRIP 14th Session Study on the Rights of the Indigenous Child A/HRC/48/74

Study page

2021 HRC 48th Session/EMRIP 14th Session Report on the Right to Self-Determination A/HRC/48/75

Report page

2020 HRC/EMRIP 13th session Right to land study A/HRC/45/38

Study page

2020 HRC/EMRIP 13th session Repatriation of ceremonial objects, human remains, and intangible cultural heritage report A/HRC/45/35

Report page

2019 HRC/EMRIP 12th session Indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of borders, migration and displacement A/HRC/EMRIP/2019/2/Rev.1

Study page

2019 HRC/EMRIP 12th session Efforts to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: recognition, reparation and reconciliation A/HRC/EMRIP/2019/3/Rev.1

Report page

2018 HRC 39th session Free, prior and informed consent: a human rights-based approach A/HRC/39/62

Study page

2017 HRC 36th session Good practices and challenges, including discrimination, in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples, in particular indigenous women and indigenous persons with disabilities A/HRC/36/53

Study page

2017 HRC 36th session Ten years of the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practices and lessons learned — 2007-2017

A/HRC/36/56

Report page

2016 HRC 33rd session Right to health and indigenous peoples with a focus on children and youth A/HRC/33/57

Study page

2015 HRC 30th session Promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples with respect to their cultural heritage A/HRC/30/53

Report page

2014 HRC 27th session Promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples in disaster risk reduction, prevention and preparedness initiatives A/HRC/27/66
2013 HRC 24th session Access to justice in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples A/HRC/24/50
2012 HRC 21st session Role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples A/HRC/21/53
2011 HRC 18th session Final report of the study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making A/HRC/18/42
2009 HRC 12th session Study on lessons learned and challenges to achieve the right of indigenous peoples to education A/HRC/12/33

Annual reports to the Human Rights Council

Year

Report name

Symbol

2023 Expert Mechanism report on its sixteenth session A/HRC/54/64
2022 Expert Mechanism report on its fifteenth session A/HRC/51/49
2021 Expert Mechanism report on its fourteenth session A/HRC/48/73
2020 Expert Mechanism report on its thirteenth session, with a focus on the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples A/HRC/46/72
2019 Expert Mechanism report on its twelfth session A/HRC/42/55
2018 Expert Mechanism report on its eleventh session A/HRC/39/68
2017 Expert Mechanism report on its tenth session A/HRC/36/57
2016 Expert Mechanism report on its ninth session A/HRC/33/56
2015 Expert Mechanism report on its eighth session A/HRC/30/52
2014 Expert Mechanism report on its seventh session A/HRC/27/64
2013 Expert Mechanism report on its sixth session A/HRC/24/49
2012 Expert Mechanism report on its fifth session A/HRC/21/52
2011 Expert Mechanism report on its fourth session A/HRC/18/43
2010 Expert Mechanism report on its third session A/HRC/15/36
2009 Expert Mechanism report on its second session A/HRC/12/32
2008 Expert Mechanism report on its first session A/HRC/10/56

EMRIP reports on implementation of UNDRIP under its original mandate

Year

Report name

Symbol

2016 Summary of responses to the questionnaire seeking the views of States and indigenous peoples on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A/HRC/33/58
2015 Summary of responses to the questionnaire seeking the views of States and indigenous peoples on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A/HRC/30/54
2014 Final summary of responses to the questionnaire seeking the views of States and of indigenous peoples on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A/HRC/27/67
2013 Summary of responses from the questionnaire seeking the views of States and of indigenous peoples on best practices with regard to possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies in order to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A/HRC/24/51
2012 Summary of responses from the questionnaire seeking the views of States on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies in order to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Report of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People A/HRC/21/54

Other reports

Year

Report name

Symbol

2022

Intersessional round table on ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of the Human Rights Council on issues affecting them

A/HRC/49/69

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