Indigenous Peoples


Consultation Questionnaire on Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact (2013)

On April 24, 2013, the Office of the Rapporteur published a questionnaire on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the Americas. The principal goal of the report will be to compile and analyze factual and legal information about indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the region, as well as make recommendations to the State about the courses of action that, according to international human rights law, should be followed in order to ensure the effective protection of the human rights of isolated peoples. The information received through this Questionnaire will be one of the primary sources for the preparation of that report. The original deadline to receive answers was May 24, 2013; however, the deadline has been extended until June 30, 2013. The answers to the questionnaire must be sent to [email protected], and please write “Response Questionnaire Indigenous Peoples” in the subject of the message.

Questionnaire on the Standards Set by the Inter-American System with Regard to the Property of Indigenous Peoples over Lands, Territory and Natural Resources, 2009

In 2009, the Office of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples published a questionnaire for States, Indigeouns Peoples, Indigenous and Civil Society Organizations, regarding property rights of indigenous peoples over lands, territories and natural resources, rights which are of vital importance to the cultural and economic survival of these peoples in the region .