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Expert Seminar: Indigenous Peoples’ Languages and Cultures

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brunel

8 -9 Marzo 2012

The Expert Seminar is organised by Brunel Law School under the auspices of the Human Rights Research Centre, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, in Uxbridge, UK on March 8-9, 2012.

In resolution 18/8 of September 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to prepare a study on the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples. It is envisaged that the Expert Seminar, organised in collaboration with the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights will help the development of the Report that the Expert Mechanism will submit to the UN Human Rights Council. The Seminar follows an initiative of indigenous and non-indigenous academics who have established a network whose objective is to promote through studies, seminars and other events papers and research that can contribute to the mandated work of the Expert Mechanism and other United Nations processes.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 8th MARCH

8.45-9.15 REGISTRATION

9.15- 9.30 INTRODUCTION

9.30- 11.30 PANEL I: OVERVIEW

Prof. Siegfied Wiessner (St Thomas Law School, US, also Chairman of International Law Association-Indigenous Committee)
Cultural Diversity and the Safeguarding of Indigenous Peoples' Rights


Prof. Elsa Stamatopoulou
(Former Chief of the Secretariat of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, currently Columbia University)
Current Standards of International Law Regarding Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Rights
Prof. Marie- Benedicte Dembour (Sussex University)
The Expert Mechanism’s Study on Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Some preliminary comments
Prof. John Packer (Director - Essex Human Rights Centre)
The Expert Mechanism’s Study on Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Comments
Drafting of the study

11.30-1.00 PANEL II: LANGUAGE RIGHTS

Prof. Robert Dunbar (University of Highlands and Islands)
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to their Languages
Dr. Susan Aikman (University of East Anglia)
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Education
Drafting of the study

1.00- 2.00 LUNCH

2.00- 3.40 PANEL III: INDIGENOUS IDENTITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Prof. Rene Kuppe (University of Vienna)
Rights to Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Religions
Dr. Marilena Alivizatou (School of Anthropology, UCL)
Indigenous Peoples’ Intangible Cultures
Dr. Nazila Ghanea (Oxford University- Centre for Continuing Education)
Indigenous Peoples’ Identities and Inter-sectionality
Drafting of the study

3.40- 4.10 COFFEE

4.10- 5.40 PANEL IV: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ CULTURAL HERITAGE

Prof. Graham Dutfield (Leeds University) –
Indigenous Peoples’ Intellectual Property Rights
Prof. Joshua Castellino (Middlesex University) –
Reparations for Violations of Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures
Drafting of the Study

 5.40- 6.00 CONCLUSIONS OF DAY 1

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH

9.00- 10.45 PANEL V: CULTURAL SELF-DETERMINATION AND AUTONOMY

Prof. Julian Burger (Essex University, Former Chief of UN Minority and Indigenous Unit) -Indigenous Peoples’ Customary Systems
Prof. Sonia Harris-Short (University of Birmingham)
Indigenous Children and Indigenous Autonomy: Current Challenges
Dr. Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel Law School)

Limitations to Indigenous Autonomy

Drafting of the study

10.45- 11.00 COFFEE

11.00- 12.30 PANEL VI: CULTURAL DESTRUCTION THROUGH LAND VIOLATIONS

Prof. Colin Samson (Essex University)
Indigenous Cultural Destruction
Dr. Damien Short (Institute of Commonwealth Studies- University of London)
Indigenous Cultural Genocide
Drafting of the study

12.30-1.30 LUNCH

1.30- 3.00 PANEL VII: CULTURAL ISSUES RELATED TO LAND RIGHTS

Ms Francesca Thornberry (Rainforest Foundation)
Indigenous custom, governance and land rights: Lessons from the Rainforest Foundation
Prof. Paul Havemann (Institute for Commonwealth Studies- University of London)
Indigenous Cultures v. Neoliberal Climate Change and Ecosystem Governance
Dr. Kristin Hausler (British Institute of International and Comparative Law)
Culture and Evidence in Indigenous Land Disputes
Drafting of the study

3.00-3.30 COFFEE

3.30- 4.30 DISCUSSION ON CONCLUSIONS

 4.30 - 5.30 WINE RECEPTION

The event is now closed, please contact Alexandra Xanthaki for more details.

Contact details

Name: Dr Alexandra Xanthaki
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