The Special Procedures

14 October 2008 | Fact sheet

 

The Special Reporter on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples, in his annual report of 2007 (A/HRC/4/32), stated that protecting the rights of pastoralist peoples is one of the main challenges for indigenous peoples in the future. He recommended that “development projects should allow pastoral peoples, if they so wish, to preserve their way of life; and the traditional lands required for them to do so should be developed with indigenous participation.”

Collaboration of Civil Society with the Special Procedures mechanism

Civil society is invited to collaborate with the Special Procedures mechanisms by supporting the visits of the Special Rapporteurs to their countries and the drafting of their annual reports and by sending accurate information about the human rights violations they may suffer. This information should be as specific as possible.

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