Make IPs voices heard everywhere

The Special Rapporteur on the right of indigenous peoples was established by the Commission on Human Rights (now the Human Rights Council) in 2001. The Special Rapporteur has the mandate to, inter alia, examine ways and means of overcoming existing obstacles to the full and effective protection of the human rights of indigenous peoples; to identify, exchange and promote best practice; and to gather, request, receive and exchange information and communications from all relevant sources on alleged violations of their human rights and fundamental freedoms and to formulate recommendations and proposals on appropriate measures and activities to prevent and remedy violations.