The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: a Manual for National Human Rights Institutions
Andy Gargett et al, Asia Pacific Forum, OHCHR, August 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-9873578-7-8

This publication aims to further practical implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by promoting increased engagement by one key actor in ensuring that human rights, including indigenous peoples’ rights, become a reality: national human rights institutions. As examples contained in this publications show, national human rights institutions can play a crucial role in the protection and promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights. Through their legal status and mandate, they have the potential to be strong allies with, and advocates for, indigenous peoples. As conduits between the national, regional and international human rights spheres, national human rights institutions are uniquely placed to contribute to the genuine implementation of the Declaration and the progressive realization of the rights of indigenous peoples. The first part of the publication introduces the background and content of the Declaration, while the second and third parts focus on measures which national human rights institutions can take at the national and international level to protect and promote indigenous peoples’ rights. Download the manual [pdf] …

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