Study on languages and cultures

Through resolution 18/8, the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to carry out a study on the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples, to be presented to the Council at its 21st session (September 2012).

Access the study in all six official UN languages:

Study on the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples - Study of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Expert Mechanism requested contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to the study. The views presented in these documents are those of the submitting organizations, and may not reflect the views of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Submissions received from States included:

Submissions received from indigenous peoples and others


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