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James Anaya – Regents’ Professor U Arizona

James Anaya is a Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (USA), where he teaches and writes in the areas of international human rights, constitutional law, and issues concerning indigenous peoples.

In 2008 the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Professor James Anaya to the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Biographical Information

James Anaya is a Regents Professor and the  James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (USA), where he teaches and writes in the areas of international human rights, constitutional law, and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Professor Anaya has lectured in many countries in all continents of the globe. He has advised numerous indigenous and other organizations from several countries on matters of human rights and indigenous peoples, and he has represented indigenous groups from many parts of North and Central America in landmark cases before courts and international organizations.

Among his noteworthy activities, he participated in the drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and was the lead counsel for the indigenous parties in the case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua, in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the first time upheld indigenous land rights as a matter of international law.

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National Institutions on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (NIRIPs)

New Delhi Guidelines on the establishment of National Institutions on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, New Delhi, October 18-19, 2008

Regional Conference on the Role of the National Institutions on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples […]

The representatives of indigenous peoples participating in the conference adopted the following guidelines which they understand to reflect the minimum standards for the establishment of any National Institutions on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (NIRIPs). These guidelines are designed to be of use to all who are concerned with promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, in particular, the governments and the United Nations bodies and agencies. […]

The National Institutions on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (NIRIPs) should be constitutional bodies mandated to protect, promote and defend human rights, fundamental freedoms and other rights and interests of the indigenous peoples with due regard to their beliefs, customs, traditions and institutions and shall exercise the powers conferred upon, and perform the functions assigned to it. […]

The National Institutions on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (NIRIPs) should be constitutional bodies mandated to protect, promote and defend human rights, fundamental freedoms and other rights and interests of the indigenous peoples with due regard to their beliefs, customs, traditions and institutions and shall exercise the powers conferred upon, and perform the functions assigned to it. […]

10. Inquiry into complaints

(1) The NIRIPs while investigating into non-implementation of safeguards available to the indigenous peoples under the Constitution or any law for the being in force may initiate an inquiry by its own investigation department or other agency of the government as the NIRIPs deems fit to inquire into the complaints of violations of the rights of indigenous peoples;

(2) Were the inquiry discloses violation of rights of the indigenous peoples or negligence in the prevention of violation of the rights by a public servant, the NIRIPs may take appropriate actions/measures as may deem fit against the concerned person or persons; […]

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