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.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Cameroon
April 2018

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Namibia
February 2016

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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Mexico

Mexico
June 2018

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Guatemala
October 2017

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Argentina

Argentina
October 2016

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Russia
October 2015

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Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Nepal
April 2018

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Algeria - Magharebia

Algeria
November 2017

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Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Argentina

Argentina
October 2016

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Guatemala
March 2015

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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Guatemala
January 2018

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Sri Lanka - Maarten Elings

Sri Lanka
December 2017

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Panama
December 2017

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Marshall Islands
December 2017

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Cameroon
June 2017

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Mongolia
June 2017

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Congo
December 2016

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Nepal
March 2016

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Kenya
November 2015

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Peru
November 2015

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Bangladesh

Bangladesh
March 2017

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Mid-term Implementation Assessment

Guatemala
February 2015

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Panama
May 2013

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Honduras
April 2013

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Kenya
February 2013

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Thematic Reports

Mexico

Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nepal
February 2018

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Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nepal
February 2018

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Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nepal
February 2018

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Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nepal
February 2018

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Universal Periodic Review

Nicaragua

Nicaragua
October 2018

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica
October 2018

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia
October 2018

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Democractic Republic of the Congo
October 2018

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Cambodia
July 2018

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Chile
July 2018

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Belize
March 2018

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China

China
March 2018

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Mexico

Mexico
March 2018

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Malaysia
March 2018

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Congo
March 2018

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh
October 2017

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Cameroon
October 2017

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Russia
October 2017

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Mali
June 2017

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Botswana
June 2017

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Guatemala
March 2017

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Argentina

Argentina
March 2017

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Ukraine
March 2017

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Peru
March 2017

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Pakistan
March 2017

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Japan
March 2017

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Guatemala
March 2017

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Gabon
March 2017

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India
September 2016

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Brazil
September 2016

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Ecuador
September 2016

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Zimbabwe
February 2016

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Venezuela
February 2016

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Uganda
February 2016

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East Timor
February 2016

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Tanzania
September 2015

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Samoa
August 2015

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Papua New Guinea
August 2015

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Suriname
August 2015

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Thailand
August 2015

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Niger
May 2015

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Namibia
May 2015

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Denmark
May 2015

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Solomon Islands
May 2015

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Paraguay
May 2015

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Nepal
February 2015

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Nepal
February 2015

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Rwanda
February 2015

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Honduras
August 2014

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Panama
August 2014

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Mongolia
August 2014

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United States
August 2014

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Marshall Islands
August 2014

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Kenya
May 2014

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Belize
February 2013

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Panama
November 2010

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Japan
December 2007

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Guatemala
December 2007

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South Africa
September 2007

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Morocco
September 2007

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Ecuador
September 2007

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