10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Conference to review progress and challenges

10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Conference to review progress and challenges
20 October 2017, 9.00am - 5.45pm
Conference / Symposium
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Dr Sheryl Lightfoot, University of British Colombia

Professor Federico Lenzerini, University of Siena

Dr Albert Barume, EMRIP

A decade on from the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in September 2007, the conference asks what progress has been made in securing indigenous peoples’ rights and what are the challenges remaining? This conference brings together an international group of scholars and activists to share original research and reflections on practice drawing from inter-disciplinary expertise in law, political science, anthropology and sociology.

The opening panel will feature Dr Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics at the University of British Columbia, Professor Federico Lenzerini, Rapporteur of the International Law Association Committee on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, University of Siena and Dr Albert Barume, Chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP). 

This conference is jointly organised and funded by: the Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London; The City Law School, City, University of London; Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre for European and International Legal Affairs; and the University of Lapland.  We are also grateful to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Academy of Finland for additional funding. 



For practical information on travel and accommodation, please click here


Standard: £30

Student/Unwaged: £15

Standard HRRN Member: £25

Student HRRN Member: £10 

Combined ticket offer*

Standard Combined Ticket: £45

Student Combined Ticket: £25 

* Combined ticket offer includes conference admission and one year HRRN membership

The Human Rights Researchers' Network (HRRN) is a distinctive platform aiming to promote and facilitate research and debate on the issues concerning academics and practitioners engaging in human rights research and activism. 


The Human Rights Consortium will host four film screenings between 16-19 October 2017 on indigenous people's rights as part of the 11th Native Spirit Film Festival (12-21 October 2017). For more information on the film festival, please visit this link.  

Please note that the registration fee includes coffee/tea, lunch and evening reception as well as online access to the special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights that will be published following the conference. 


Human Rights Consortium
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