ICRIN

The International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations (ICRIN)

The International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations (ICRIN)

The International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations (ICRIN) is the first comprehensive international law to address the rights and long-term social, economic and political interests of indigenous nations.

After seventeen years of discussions, meetings and negotiations, the International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations was was initialed in Geneva, Switzerland on 28 July 1994 by representatives of indigenous nations. By virtue of this agreement, the new International Covenant is now and will remain open for ratification by the world’s more than five thousand indigenous nations.

This concrete initiative now calls upon individual indigenous nations to directly decide what role they will play in international affairs. By virtue of this action the world’s Fourth World nations will have begun to evolve new rules and new standards of conduct in the relations between nations, and between nations and states.

Read the full text of the International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations.

See the list of CINMENA nations and their individual articles of ratification of ICRIN.