Current Experts in the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Expert Mechanism consists of seven independent experts selected in accordance with the procedure established by the Human Rights Council in resolutions 5/1 and 33/25.

Learn more about the nomination, selection and appointment of experts.

An Expert Partnership program is open for academics or academic institutions interested in joining the Expert Mechanism's academic partnership.

Members 2021 – 2022


Names Term expiring

Ms. Megan DAVIS (Australia)

2022

Mr. Binota Moy Dhamai (Bangladesh)

2023

Ms. Sheryl Lightfoot (Canada)

2024

Ms. Margaret Lokawua (Uganda)

2024

Mr. Rodion SULYANDZIGA (Russian Federation)

2022

Ms. Laila VARS (Norway)

2023

Ms. Erika M. YAMADA (Brazil)

2022


Previous Members of the Expert Mechanism

  • Mr. Vital BAMBANZE (Burundi)
  • Mr. Albert K. BARUME (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Ms. Kristen CARPENTER (United States of America)
  • Ms. Anastasia CHUKHMAN (Russian Federation)
  • Mr. Albert DETERVILLE (Saint Lucia)
  • Mr. John Bernhard Henriksen (Norway)
  • Ms. Jannie LASIMBANG (Malaysia)
  • Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild
  • Mr. Belkacem LOUNES (Algeria)
  • Mr. Edtami MANSAYAGAN (Philippines)
  • Mr. José Mencio Molintas (Philippines)
  • Mr. José Carlos MORALES (Costa Rica)
  • Ms. Catherine Odimba Kombe (Congo)
  • Mr. Danfred TITUS (South Africa)
  • Mr. Alexey TSYKAREV (Russian Federation)