ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 3: Collective and Ethnic Minority Rights

Abstract

This document reports the outcome of an online learning programme on Latin American experiences of promoting and protecting human rights, including, in this third module, lessons on collective and ethnic minority rights. Since many of these groups live in countries in the global South, participants agreed that innovative mechanisms used in the Latin American region to strengthen rights and public policies so that they take these groups’ worldviews, beliefs and cultural traditions into account, are crucial to ensure the realisation of collective rights. During this module, participants from Latin America, Africa and Asia discussed and reflected on strategies implemented by Latin American countries to protect collective and ethnic minority rights. Themes covered included formal acknowledgement of indigenous jurisdiction by the state, recognition of participation and consultation rights and the implementation of intercultural public policy.

Citation

ELLA. ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 3: Collective and Ethnic Minority Rights. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2014) 13 pp.

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