Join us on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at the 16th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Implementation Project will be hosting an in-person side event, Sacred Sites and Human Rights: Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Articles on Religious Freedoms, Free Prior and Informed Consent, and Rights to Land & Water, with leading human rights leaders.

Sacred lands and waters throughout the world are threatened by traditional extractive industries and newer efforts around ‘green energy’. Whether mining copper and lithium or placing windmills on Indigenous territories, countries and companies alike are violating the rights of Indigenous Peoples by destroying their religious sites, making ceremonies impossible, and contaminating precious waters. Speakers will discuss international, regional, and domestic venues for implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as other human rights instruments, in cases including Oak Flat (Apache, USA), Fosen (Sami, Norway), Juukan Gorge (Puutu Kunti, Kurrama and Pinikura, Australia), and others. 

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