Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights as a whole is part of the academic friends of EMRIP. In February of 2013, the Institute and it’s Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program hosted an International Expert Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation processes, in contribution to EMRIP. The Expert Mechanism provides the Human Rights Council with thematic advice, in the form of studies and research, on the rights of Indigenous peoples as directed by the Council. The Expert Mechanism may also suggest proposals to the Council for its consideration and approval.

FIMI (International Indigenous Women's Forum)

The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program partners with FIMI to support the FIMI Global Leadership School for Indigenous Women. FIMI brings together indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world to coordinate agendas, capacity-build, and to develop leadership roles. FIMI supports programs and projects encouraging advocacy, research, education and funding for Indigenous women leaders and organizations all connected by FIMI's international networks of Indigenous women.

International Center for Transitional Justice

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program partnered with the ICTJ to host an International Expert Seminar in 2013. The International Center for Transitional Justice is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. In the aftermath of mass atrocity and repression, the ICTJ assists institutions and civil society groups—the people who are driving and shaping change in their societies—in considering measures to provide truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses.

Native American Council

The Native American Council is the association of Native American students at Columbia. The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of ISHR is pleased to cooperate with the NAC. The Newsletter of NAC will be posted regularly on this website under "news". The name of NAC on facebook is Native American Community.


Tebtebba’s mission is to help enhance the capacities of Indigenous Peoples to be able to assert and claim their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms and to represent themselves, effectively, in bodies where decisions and views about them are being made and formulated. Our work includes undertaking participatory research work and training-workshops jointly with indigenous peoples in various parts of the world, convening global, regional or global conferences and workshops with indigenous peoples and others, facilitating dialogues between representatives of governments,multilateral bodies, academia and academia, among others.

Tribal Link Foundation

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program cooperates with Tribal Link Foundation regarding human rights capacity building for Indigenous leaders. Tribal Link matches the urgent needs of the world’s indigenous populations with the people and resources that can help them. Tribal Link is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in association with the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the United Nations and in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).