08 February 2012

NOTICE: Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Languages and Cultures

NOTICE: Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Languages and Cultures

Dear colleague,

I am delighted to let you know that Brunel Law School is hosting an Expert Seminar in in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, in Uxbridge, London, on March 8-9, 2012.

The theme of the Expert Seminar will be “Indigenous Peoples’ Languages and Cultures”.

In resolution 18/8 of September 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to prepare a study on the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples. It is envisaged that the Expert Seminar will help the development of the Study that the Expert Mechanism will submit to the UN Human Rights Council.

Participants will receive the draft Study a week in advance and will be able to contribute with comments during the Workshop. The workshop will be attended by the UN Minority and Indigenous Unit, the indigenous mandate holders of the UN Expert Mechanism on Indigenous Issues, academics and NGO representatives. Translation will be provided by IWGIA.

For more information about the expert seminar and for the full programme of the event, please consult our webpage: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/law/research/events/hrc-human-rights-centre/ne_153762 or contact Dr Alexandra Xanthaki Alexandra.Xanthaki@brunel.ac.uk

There is no fee for attending the expert seminar, although registration is necessary, as availability is limited. To register, please complete the online registration form: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/law/research/events/hrc-human-rights-centre/ne_153762/application-form

Best Regards,

Dr Stavroula Karapapa
Law Lecturer
Brunel University, London
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Tel.: +44 (0) 1895267617

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