Questionnaire on the Declaration
Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, November 2012

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: In Resolution 18/8 (September 2011), the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to undertake, with the assistance of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a questionnaire to seek the views of States on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies in order to attain the goals of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In Resolution 21/24 (September 2012), the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to continue its survey of states and to also survey indigenous peoples to seek their views on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies to obtain the goals. Responses to the questionnaire are due 18 February 2013 by email to expertmechanism(at)ohchr.org. Further information, including links to State responses to the questionnaire … Download the questionnaire for indigenous peoples [pdf] in English … in French … in Spanish … in Russian …

Further, the Expert Mechanism is seeking submissions from indigenous peoples, academia, national human rights institutions, civil society and other interested groups and persons relevant to its study on access to justice in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples (also requested by the Human Rights Council per resolution 21/24 (September 2012)). There is no prescribed form for submissions. Submissions are due 11 February 2013 by email to expertmechanism(at)ohchr.org. Further information …

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