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Fulfilling Indigenous Peoples’ and Minority Rights to Culture and Language

October 11, 2018 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The conference is supported by the Cassal Trust Fund and OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, and is jointly convened by the Human Rights Consortium, the Institute of Modern Languages Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London), and Brunel University Law School – also in association with Senate House Library and the 12th Native Spirit Film Festival.

Keynote speaker and Public Lecture at 4.00pm: Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues (Université de Moncton, University of Pretoria).

2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003). Building on this occasion, this conference intends to reflect on the particular rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in the domain of cultural and language rights.


Concessionary rates are available for students, the unwaged and members of the Human Rights Researchers’ Network. If you would like to join the HRRN you may combine membership payment with conference registration (see below for rates).

Registration includes lunch, refreshments and a  reception to mark the opening of the 12th  Native Spirit Festival, and an exhibition of indigenous language items curated by Senate House Library.


October 11, 2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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