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20th October, 2017

10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Conference to review progress and challenges

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Event Details

20th October, 2017
9:00 - 17:45
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
£15 - £30

A decade on from the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in September 2007, the conference asks what progress has been made in securing indigenous peoples’ rights and what are the challenges remaining? This conference brings together an international group of scholars and activists to share original research and reflections on practice drawing from inter-disciplinary expertise in law, political science, anthropology and sociology.

The opening panel will feature Dr Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics at the University of British Colombia, Professor Federico Lenzerini, Rapporteur of the International Law Association Committee on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, University of Siena and Dr Albert Barume, Chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP).

This conference is jointly organised and funded by: the Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London; The City Law School, City, University of London; Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre for European and International Legal Affairs; and the University of Lapland. We are also grateful to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Academy of Finland for additional funding.

Keynote panel

  • Dr Sheryl Lightfoot, University of British Colombia
  • Professor Federico Lenzerini, University of Siena
  • Dr Albert Barume, EMRIP

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