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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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Though an attorney is not required to apply for asylum, in the U.S. asylum seekers must find and often pay for their own lawyer. This page identifies free (pro bono) or discounted (low bono) legal assistance.

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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.

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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.

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Through the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, signatory nations are required to submit bi-yearly reports outlining their plans to preserve the full range of rights guaranteed to their citizens under the covenant.

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