International Human Rights Instruments

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, UNDRIP

Adopted in 2007, the UNDRIP recognizes the wide range of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples such as the right to unrestricted self-determination and inalienable and collective land and resource right. It also establishes guarantees against ethnocide and genocide.

Other international human rights instruments of importance to indigenous peoples

  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
  • International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment