ILO at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council

At its 39th Session (10-28 September), the Human Rights Council had before it a study of the Expert Mechanisms on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on free, prior and informed consent. In this regard, the ILO delivered a statement that clarified the scope of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Convention, 1989. Further information and guidance on the provisions of Convention No. 169 can be found in the ILO Handbook on Convention No.169.

The mandate of the EMRIP is set out in Human Rights Council resolution 33/25