Make IPs voices heard everywhere

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was established in 2007 to provide the Human Rights Council with thematic advice on the rights of indigenous peoples. The Expert Mechanism provides its expertise mainly in the form of studies and advice on specific issues pertaining to indigenous peoples’ rights. To date, it has worked on studies relating to the rights of indigenous peoples to education; the right to participate in decision-making; the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples; and indigenous peoples’ access to justice.