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Create a permanent and regular status for indigenous peoples’ governing institutions within the United Nations system. Such a status would ensure indigenous governments are able to participate, at the very minimum, in all meetings of relevant UN bodies in a manner comparable to that exercised by...read more
The implementing and monitoring body for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples would encourage compliance with the obligations expressed in the Declaration. The body would have a mandate to receive relevant information, to share best practices, to issue reports, to make...read more
The UN Human Rights Council held its 33rd session on September 13-September 30 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Originally published on Rewire by Nicole Knight Shine - June 24, 2016 | The case, Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, hinged on whether the tribe had the authority to resolve civil lawsuits involving non-members—in this case, a $20 billion company—on Native lands.
On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Voisine et al. v. United States, 579 U.S. __ (2016), affirming that federal law (18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9)) prohibits gun ownership by individuals who have been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, regardless of whether the...read more