EMRIP 2013 – Culture and Spirituality

EMRIP  2013  Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Sixth Session, United Nations, Geneva, 8-12 July 2013 Notes provided by Foundation for GAIA and taken by Jordi Mallarach Parés   Culture and Spirituality Culture and traditional religious practices were mentioned in various instances during the meeting. The Chair pointed out that there is at…

EMRIP 2013 – Self-Determination

EMRIP  2013  Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Sixth Session, United Nations, Geneva, 8-12 July 2013 Notes provided by Foundation for GAIA and taken by Jordi Mallarach Parés Self-Determination The right of Indigenous Peoples to self-determination was emphasized throughout the meeting. West Papua Indigenous People called on UN to establish referendum for independence…

EMRIP 2013 – Land & Territory

EMRIP  2013  Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Sixth Session, United Nations, Geneva, 8-12 July 2013 Notes provided by Foundation for GAIA and taken by Jordi Mallarach Parés Land and Territory Land and territory was highlighted in numerous interventions throughout the meeting. Access and legitimization of land ownership and stewardship were mentioned by…

EMRIP 2013 – Access to Justice

EMRIP  2013  Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Sixth Session, United Nations, Geneva, 8-12 July 2013 Notes provided by Foundation for GAIA and taken by Jordi Mallarach Parés Access to Justice Many Indigenous Peoples proposed the creation of a tribunal within the UN to tackle issues related to Indigenous Peoples and especially in…

EMRIP 2013 – ALTA Outcome Document

EMRIP  2013  Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Sixth Session, United Nations, Geneva, 8-12 July 2013 Notes provided by Foundation for GAIA and taken by Jordi Mallarach Parés ALTA Outcome Document The ALTA Outcome Document is the result of the preparatory meeting in Alta, Norway, for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in…