The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples held its fourth session from 11 to 15 July 2011. In addition to the five members of the Expert Mechanism, the participants
in the session included representatives of States, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, academics and
The Expert Mechanism held a discussion on follow-up to thematic studies and advice and on the final report on the study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in
decision-making. It also held discussions on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and on proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council at its eighteenth session.