The International Indigenous Fund for Development and Solidarity Batani, along with the support of the Society for Threatened Peoples (Switzerland), is holding a series of three online meetings dedicated to international experiences in indigenous rights protection and community development.

The first online meeting, which will be held in collaboration with the First Peoples Worldwide (USA), will take place on May 28, at 9:00 New York time (16:00 Moscow time), and will focus on International Judicial Mechanisms for Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Attorneys and scholars will discuss their experiences in working with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. They will also discuss the European Court of Human Rights and its ability to protect the rights of indigenous peoples.

This online meeting will be attended by:

Kate R. Finn: Executive Director of First Peoples Worldwide. Her expertise concerns articulating how the impacts of development in Indigenous communities must be addressed at all levels of business and investment in order to build healthy Native economies and communities for generations. Prior to her directorship, Kate served as Staff Attorney for First Peoples.

Christina Stanton: Global Policy & Standard-Setting Manager at First Peoples Worldwide. She is responsible for integrating and elevating Indigenous rights into the international forum, including developing parallel strategy within the OAS to complement ongoing corporate and domestic efforts of Indigenous Peoples. She practiced in both tribal and state court and was engaged in policy work, contracting, employment, construction, landlord-tenant and federal Indian law.

Jan Mikael: PhD candidate at the Department of Law within the program of Durham University’s Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (DurhamARCTIC). Jan Mikael’s doctoral research examines the legal protection of property (possession) for indigenous peoples under the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

To attend, please fill out the registration form found with this link:

Upon registration, you will have the opportunity to submit questions that you would like to be answered during the online meeting. A link to the meeting will be sent to all who register. Russian and English interpretation will be provided during the meeting.

Preliminary announcements about future events will be sent prior to each online meeting.