2007 - United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

UNDRIP (PDF) establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the Indigenous Peoples of the world; it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of Indigenous Peoples.

“The Declaration provides a detailing or interpretation of the human rights enshrined in other international human rights instruments of universal resonance – as these apply to indigenous peoples and Indigenous individuals. It is in that sense that the Declaration has a binding effect for the promotion, respect and fulfillment of the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide. The Declaration is a significant tool towards eliminating human rights violations against the over 370 million indigenous people worldwide and assisting them and States in combating discrimination and marginalization.”

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