Documents - Land Rights
This booklet presents in a simple and illustrative manner, the collective rights of indigenous peoples as contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is intended as an educational tool for communities to understand indigenous peoples' rights and to know what they can do to promote and protect their rights (AIPP, IWGIA et al, 2013).
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 and is a key human rights instrument which indigenous peoples may use to ensure that their individual and collective rights are respected (United Nations 2008).
This training manual is developed as a basic educational tool kit for the conduct of community trainings and seminars for raising awareness and generating advocacy of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The manual contains an overview of the UNDRIP, modules on nine thematic areas and one module on practical advocacy skills (AIPP, 2010).
A poster which highlights key articles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on their rights to lands, territories and resources (Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, 2012).
This guide is designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to learn about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, though much of the information it contains may be useful for other indigenous peoples. It will help you to become familiar with the Declaration and to discover how the rights outlined in it can be used in everyday life. (Australian Human Rights Commission, 2010).