Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People Visits Russia
: 07/10/2009
: Indigenous Issues

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, will visit the Russian Federation, 5 to 16 October 2009, at the invitation of the Government.
It is the first mission by a UN independent expert monitoring the rights of indigenous people to the Russian Federation.
The Special Rapporteur will travel to Moscow, Khanty-Mansiysk, Krasnoyarsk, and Khabarovsk to hold discussions with government representatives, indigenous communities and civil society groups on the human rights of indigenous peoples. James Anaya will present the visit's findings in a forthcoming session of the Human Rights Council.
Today there are more than 250 thousand representatives of about 40 officially recognized indigenous peoples on the territory of the Russian Federation mainly in the Extreme North.
United Nations Radio