To provide information to minorities, peoples and unrepresented nations seeking to achieve their right to self-determination via:

  • EDUCATION: To promote public and governmental awareness of all legal instruments for human rights protection as subscribed to by the United Nations and international law , including related studies and documentation that address the right to self- determination of internal minorities peoples, and unrepresented nations in general.
  • MONITORING: To monitor state adherence to international treaties, engage in human rights monitoring on the ground, and provide training of human rights monitors for NGOs.
  • INTERNATIONAL LEGAL RECOURSE: To facilitate the understanding and access of minorities, peoples and unrepresented nations to all avenues of protection under international law
  • RESEARCH: To produce and promote scholarly and indigenous research on indigenous history and issues

To encourage and facilitate the creation of new instruments and mechanisms related to the right to self-determination.


IHRAAM attempts to promote international human rights, and the rights of minorities, unrepresented nations and peoples in particular via:

All available means of publicity, such as publications (books and newsletter), press releases, speaking and teaching engagements, radio and TV interviews, conferences, facilitation of UN Briefings, and by mutual aid, association with and representation to organizations and human rights groups worldwide.

Submission of Alternative Reports to UN Treaty monitoring bodies in relation to the Universal Periodic Review

Submission of Briefs and Petitions to the United Nations, to the Inter American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, and other appropriate international tribunals and political fora through the IHRAAM International Legal Clinic.

Submission of Interventions to and cooperation with all UN organs such as the UN Working Groups, the Human Rights Council, the Forum on Minority Issues, UNESCO.

Holding of events (conferences, seminars, side sessions, lectures)

Provision of information of concern to minorities, peoples and unrepresented nations seeking to achieve their right to self-determination .through publications

Formation and facilitation of an international mechanism to address the issue of self-determination