CRC Article = 30
According to one definition, indigenous or aboriginal peoples are descendants of those who inhabited a country or geographic region at the time when peoples of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived, the new arrivals later becoming dominant through conquest, occupation, settlement or other means. Under Article 30 of the CRC those States Parties in which indigenous peoples exist shall not deny a child belonging to such a group the right, in community with other members of his or her group, to enjoy his or her own culture, to profess and practise his or her own religion, and to use his or her own language. Noteworthy is the establishment in 1982 of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations by the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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