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James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, Evening Lecture

Lecture Topic: Indigenous Peoples in International Law, reception to follow S. James Anaya is one of the world's leading advocates for indigenous human rights. The author of seminal scholarly texts including Indigenous Peoples in International Law (Oxford 2006), Anaya has also represented indigenous peoples from North and Central America in landmark cases before the highest domestic courts and international bodies. Deeply involved in the 25 year effort to draft the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Anaya was appointed Special Rapporteur in 2008, and is charged with investigating and reporting on the situation of indigenous peoples around the world. Anaya is Regents Professor and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights at the University of Arizona College of Law.