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The question of preserving the rights of indigenous peoples around the world

Issue in GA 2: Human Rights

Indigenous peoples’ rights have become more and more important to international law and policy. As our world develops, there is a need for preserving the rights of the indigenous people in many regions. The question of the preservation of their land, language, and other traditions in their heritage has been widely discussed. There is no official singular definition of indigenous peoples under international law, but it basically entails all people that have preserved their own culture despite invasion and colonization of the land they live on. These peoples often consider themselves as a separate part of society and often do not develop along with the rest of the world, or at least not in the same way. The Human Rights Council is there to discuss what parts of their culture the rest of society should respect and what rights these people have to their lands and possible resources.



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