Protection of the heritage of indigenous people

Commission on Human Rights resolution 1996/63


The Commission on Human Rights,

Taking note with approval of resolution 1995/40 of 25 August 1995 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

Recommends to the Economic and Social Council the following draft resolution for adoption:

The Economic and Social Council,

Taking note of Commission on Human Rights resolution 1996/63 of 23April 1996 and resolution 1995/40 of 25 August 1995 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the final report of the Special Rapporteur on the protection of the heritage of indigenous people, Mrs. Erica-Irene A. Daes, with its annex, as soon as possible to Governments, specialized agencies, indigenous people's communities and organizations, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations concerned, for their comments;

2, Requests the Special Rapporteur to prepare a supplementary report on the basis of the comments and information received from Governments, indigenous communities and other organizations concerned and to include in it a chapter concerning relevant activities undertaken in other forums, such as Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization, and to take into consideration, inter alia, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa and other relevant international instruments;

3. Also requests the Special Rapporteur to submit her supplementary report to the Sub-Commission at its forty-eight session;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Special Rapporteur with all the necessary assistance to enable her to carry out her mandate and to complete the study successfully;

5. Decides that the basic and comprehensive study prepared by the Special Rapporteur on the protection of the cultural and intellectual property of indigenous people (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/28) shall be published in all official languages and disseminated widely.

58th meeting 23 April 1996
[Adopted without a vote]


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