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Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Human Rights System

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2013

This fact sheet provides an overview of the United Nations human rights system and the rights of Indigenous peoples. It is designed to give readers a summary of indigenous peoples’ rights, an overview of the international human rights bodies and mechanisms in relation to indigenous peoples, a description of the activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) related to indigenous peoples, a brief summary of relevant regional human rights systems as they engage with indigenous peoples and protect their human rights, and a summary of some United Nations agencies, beyond the human rights framework, engaged in indigenous peoples’ issues.

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