Press Release :17.09.21_PressRelease_HRC36_EMRIP.pdf
21 September 2017
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)
are key partners of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)
and key national actors to bring the United Nations Declaration on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) home, said EMRIP Chairperson Albert Kwokwo
Barume at today’s interactive dialogue on EMRIP’s annual report to the HRC 36th
Ecuador Ramiro Rivadaneira speaking on behalf of GANHRI welcomed EMRIP’s
suggestion to maintain the interactive dialogue with NHRIs as a regular item on
EMRIP’s agenda. “NHRIs are key partners in promoting the implementation of the
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” he said during the debate.
Ramiro Rivadeneira, Defensor
de el Pueblo (Defensoría del Pueblo Ecuador), speaking in the name of GANHRI at
the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva
To further strengthen the
collaboration, GANHRI offered the following suggestions
§ To take into consideration
the information that NHRIs can provide for the preparation of EMRIP’s annual
disseminate the good practices and lessons learned by NHRIs on efforts to
achieve the purposes of the Declaration.
request the collaboration of NHRIs to obtain reliable information on the
situation in country and to facilitate dialogue among all parties.
Albert Kwokwo Barume, Chair of the
Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
"EMRIP sincerely believe that the
declaration need to be a home-grown debate. NHRIs, as key national actors to
this debate will have to own that instrument."
Albert Kwokwo Barume, chair of EMRIP
renews its commitment to EMRIP and in support of indigenous peoples because in
this mission NHRIs will not leave anyone behind.
GANHRI full statement in English, French, Spanish and Arabic
17 09 20_ENG_HRC_36_GANHRI_Statement_EMRIP - for delivery.pdf
17.09.20_FRE_HRC_36_GANHRI_Statement_EMRIP - for delivery.pdf
17.09.20_SPA_HRC_36_GANHRI_Statement_EMRIP - for delivery.pdf
17.09.20_AR_HRC_36_GANHRI_Statement_EMRIP - for delivery.pdf
Rights Council in its resolution 33/25 renewed the mandate of EMRIP, including
by expressly encouraging the Expert Mechanism to enhance its engagement with
NHRI. At its tenth session in July 2017, EMRIP held an interactive dialogue
with NHRIs and regional human rights mechanisms to discuss their role and
experiences to promote and protection the rights of indigenous peoples. The
main findings of the panel discussion are refleced in the EMRIP report to the
11 July 2017 – Commissioner: Norma Inés
Aguilar León (NHRI Mexico), Mohna Ansari (NHRI Nepal) and Karen Johansen (NHRI
New Zealand) sharing their national experiences during EMRIP 10th
session in Palais des Nations, Geneva.