Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a new United Nations mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples. This mechanism has been created by the Human Rights Council following an informal meeting on the most appropriate mechanisms to continue the work of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations.
The Expert Mechanism is a subsidiary expert mechanism of the Human Rights Council with a specific mandate. Composed of five experts, the Expert Mechanism will provide thematic expertise on the rights of indigenous peoples to the Human Rights Council, the main human rights body of the United Nations.
The two key agenda items for the 2010 meeting were the right to participate in decision making and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The right to particiate in decision making
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Aboriginal Delegates meet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda at the Expert Mechanism