Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Examines Value of Increased Collaboration with Human Rights Council under Universal Review Mechanism

Hearing from delegates on topics ranging from industrial encroachment of indigenous lands to the question of racial discrimination against native peoples, members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today examined the value of increased collaboration with the Human Rights Council under its universal review mechanism -- established by the Council to assess the human rights situation of United Nations Member States -- and called for indigenous rights to be prominently addressed at those reviews. More

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