U.N. Indigenous Rights 10th Anniversary

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Date(s) - 09/13/2017 - 09/14/2017
All Day

CU Law School

On September 13th and 14th, 2017, in Boulder, CU Law School hosted the United Nations commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Colorado Law Dean S. James Anaya participated in the drafting of the declaration, which explains and advocates for the rights of indigenous people.

Indigenous peoples’ representatives, government officials worldwide and authorities within the United Nations will gathered at the CU law school for this FREE, PUBLIC event.

“The document recognizes that historically, and even today, indigenous peoples have been denied human rights, and it puts in place a number of imperatives to remedy that situation and to encourage governments and others in power to address the human rights concerns of indigenous peoples,” said Anaya, who also served as U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “It’s an extremely important historic document and an achievement by indigenous peoples and their advocates.”