Indigenous Peoples and United Nations Human Rights Bodies – A Compilation of UN Treaty Body Jurisprudence and the Recommendations of the Human Rights Council
Fergus MacKay, Forest Peoples Programme
Volume V: 2011-2012, January 2013

This document contains Volume V of the series of compilations of United Nations human rights bodies’ jurisprudence pertaining to indigenous peoples, and covers the years 2011 and 2012. It includes all of the UN treaty bodies and the recommendations of the Human Rights Council and its Special Procedures, and the Advice of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As an example of new practice highlighted in the publication, the Committee on the Rights of the Child repeatedly called on states to “establish and implement regulations to ensure that the business sector” complies with human rights, often with an explicit reference to the rights of the indigenous child, as well as referring to the UN Framework on business and human rights, adopted by the Human Rights Council in 2011. Download the volume [pdf] …

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