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Prof. Anaya Issues Final Report to UN General Assembly

On October 21, 2013, Prof. Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, presented his sixth and final annual report to the United Nations General Assembly. He discussed his work methods and lessons learned throughout his mandate. He also touched upon factors that in his opinion debilitate commitment to and action by States and other actors to the human rights standards embodied in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, drawing upon his experiences over the past five years.

Following his statement, Prof. Anaya participated in an interactive dialogue with States present, during which he elaborated further on his views regarding the character and legal implications of the Declaration. Read his report here; read his statement here; view his presentation here.


Posted:10/23/2013