UN adopts treaty supporting rights of indigenous peoples Alexis Unkovic at 4:53 PM ET
[JURIST] The UN General Assembly Thursday adopted [press release] the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [text], a non-binding treaty outlining the global human rights [JURIST news archive] of approximately 370 million indigenous people and bans discrimination against them. The General Assembly [official website] passed the measure with the support of an overwhelming majority of member states [list]. Enactment of the treaty has been debated for over two decades.
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