This free zoom forum will give all in attendance a chance to explore the core issue of self-determination in delivering human rights.
Though Australia announced its support for UNDRIP in 2009, it has an abysmal performance card.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples noted on her 2017 visit to Australia: “While Australia has adopted numerous policies aiming to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander socio-economic disadvantage, the failure to respect the right to self-determination and the right to full and effective participation in these is alarming.”
The right to self-determination is enshrined in many articles of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and has been cited in the recommendations of Royal Commissions in Australia.
If the goal of these bodies is to deliver justice and the full enjoyment of human rights, then now is the time to listen to First Nations Peoples and support the recognition of the fundamental right to self-determination