Universal Periodic Review and International Human Rights Treaty Bodies
Human rights are measured through United Nations covenants and conventions as well as the Universal Periodic Review process.
Regular State reviews monitor how the rights enshrined in these treaties are being implemented. The review of every nation offers a chance to educate citizens and demand realization of the rights enshrined in the treaties ratified by their governments. Indigenous Peoples’ involvement is essential to seek justice through the review process.
Cultural Survival wants to be sure that Indigenous rights are included in those evaluations, in partnership with local Indigenous organizations, we are providing alternative, shadow, and country reports to treaty body committees and the Human Rights Council. These reports detail how a given country is (or is not) respecting the rights of its Indigenous populations in relation to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and we offer recommendations for improvements.