Principles and guidelines for the protection of the heritage of indigenous people



A comprehensive set of guidelines relating to the protection of Indigenous people’s culture and heritage. Guidelines are drawn with reference to UNESCO and the relevant conventions established on cultural property. The principals include as its base the notion of self-determination and guardianship. Principals of transmission, recovery, legislation and commercial use are described.

Table of contents

Principles, Transmission of heritage, Recovery and restitution of heritage,National programmes and legislation, Business and industry

Primary author: Unknown

Author biography: Corporate/institutional

Publisher: Unknown

Publication format: Manifesto/charter

Publication date:

Publication place: Unknown

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Http://, Treaty Resource Centre

Misc. notes: A very similar version of this document can be found at It has as its reference the following note: Elaborated by the Special Rapporteur, Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes, in conformity with resolution 1993/44 and decision 1994/105 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities of the Commission on Human Rights, Economic and Social Council, United Nations (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/26, GE. 95-12808 (E), 21 June 1995).

Content type: Recommendations

Formal group: International Body

Informal group: Indigenous peoples

Culture related topics: Concept of culture

General related topics: Ethics, First Peoples’ rights

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Culture, Intellectual property