Self-determination at the Human Rights Council

International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)

October 5, 2022      17:00                 Room XXV

Self-determination at the Human Rights Council

Photo credit: CGTN

The root of addressing colonialism, decolonization and the rise the legacies of colonialism to address the right of self-determination at the Human Rights Council is based on the oppression of peoples, the drive to protect against exploitation of territory and resources. From the Charter of the United Nations to General Assembly resolution 60/251 to resolution 5/1 creating the Human Rights Council, the right of self-determination is preserved. Where do we go from here and how do we stop the politicization and double standards that prevent us from taking concrete steps to address the root causes of the denial of the right of self-determination. How can we compel States to move toward the obligation to promote and protect human rights?


Ambassador Ronald Barnes Moderator Chair – Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition – Alaska Decolonization Movement

Alfred de Zayas ­Professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; previous Independent Expert on the promotion of an equitable and democratic international order

Barrister A. Majid Tramboo – Permanent Representative of the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities

Charmaine Whiteface – Spokesperson of The 1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council

Rania Madi – Law for Palestine in the UN Geneva and the EU Brussels

This will be followed by a dialogue from the floor.

Contact: Ambassador Ronald Barnes • 00 41 76 495 7180 •

*These are supporting non-ECOSOC NGOs    Light Refreshments will be served

*IPNC is a Non-ECOSOC Indigenous Organization accredited to the World Conference Against Racism and the Durban Review Conference

2 thoughts on “Self-determination at the Human Rights Council

  1. Holger Nordström October 5, 2022 — 3:01 am

    Will this event be documented?


  2. Hey Mr. De Zayas, will this be recorded and put on youtube later, would love to see this? topic and super panel including you, I know this will be superb.


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