The aim of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. This training programme is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian.
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Indigenous peoples might engage with the UN and larger bodies to address climate change through careful organizing, mobilizing public interest, and connecting over the Internet.
Universal Periodic Review: A Potent Process for the Realization of Human Rights in Indigenous Homela
Indigenous peoples are able to implement human rights frameworks in their own communities through the process Professor Cooper outlines in this article.
The ILO Convention has been one of the guiding documents in holding nations accountable to preserving indigenous people’s rights for almost a century. Through this convention, indigenous peopls have fought for economic and social rights and coordinated advocacy efforts on a global level.
22nd Working Group on Indigenous Populations Tackles Conflict Resolution, Indigenous Participation I
During the 22nd United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations, representatives of indigenous communities gathered in Geneva to discuss how best to address violence and conflict in order to preserve their survival.
Realizing Women’s Rights: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against W
In this article, Professor Joshua Cooper outlines the process by which women might use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women to hold their governments accountable to preserving their rights.
This video provides the full panel that occurred in April 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Canada. The different speakers talk on the accountability of Canadian companies abroad, the rights of indigenous groups in both a political and legal sense and the mindset of extractivism in Canada. There is a special focus on the different legal systems which arise in mining struggles – national, international and indigenous.
This OXFAM document provides basic information about the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) according to Article 10 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This resource also outlines comprehensive steps on how to use FPIC to protect the rights of indigenous peoples against harmful development projects such as dams, mines, and logging.
An analysis of social movements spearheaded by indigenous organizations and farmers. El Salvador is a country with social and economic indicators that show a great disadvantage toward indigenous populations. Unsurprisingly, this often causes people to move from the rural country side to the city proper, but there is still high inequality in terms of income, with only a small percentage of the country’s population acquiring the greatest wealth. The analysis is in Spanish.
In 2005 and 2006, the Inter-American Court decided seminal indigenous ancestral land rights cases and a political rights case. This article analyses these cases and the previous jurisprudence and decisions on indigenous rights in the Inter-American system.