EXPERT MECHANISM ON RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (EMRIP)


The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) was established
by the Human Rights Council, the UN’s main
human rights body, in 2007 under Resolution
6/36 as a subsidiary body of the Council.

The Expert Mechanism provides the Human
Rights Council with thematic advice, in the
form of studies and research, on the rights of
Indigenous peoples as directed by the Council.
The Expert Mechanism may also suggest
proposals to the Council for its consideration
and approval.

Sixth Session, July 8-12, 2013

IHRAAM Intervention
Study on access to justice in the promotion and protection of the rights of
indigenous peoples.

IHRAAM REPORT on EMPRIP 6th session

EMRIP REPORT, 6th session

The following interventions were delivered by other NGOs, and are of interest to
indigenous nations in Canada:

Intervention concerning Native Women in Canada by the German NGO,
Aktionsgruppe Indianer & Menschenrechte e.V.
on Indigenous Issues (PFII)
UN Permanent Forum on
May, 2013

Agenda Item 6,
Canada's Truth and
Reconciliation Commission
NOT the model for global
adherence

May, 2012
Agenda Item 3 - Doctrine of Discovery:
The extent of violence against indigenous
women and girls

Agenda Item 6 -
Rights of indigenous peoples to
food and food sovereignty

May 2011

Lil'wat attendance at PFII as
IHRAAM Representatives
The UN Human Rights Council
Agenda item 3:
Indigenous Nations in Canada Face
Systemically Enforced Non-development

Agenda Item 9:
Discriminatory Incarceration Severely
Impacts the African American National
Minority

IHRAAM interventions to the UN
Human Rights Council’s 18th
session addressed issues on:

Agenda item 3:
Canadian First Nations Disproportionate
Placement in Foster Care: Three Times the
Level of Residential School Placements at
Their Peak

Agenda Item 4:
Has R2P Become Right to Pillage?

Agenda Item 9:
The African American National Minority
Remains Significantly Less Well Off Than
White Americans With Trends Downward
Despite High Visibility of Black Individuals
IHRAAM participates in the HRC's
UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW
scrutinizing state behavior in
relation to their legal human
rights obligations as signatories
to the international human rights
treaties.
Inter-American Commission
on Human Rights (
IACHR)