Thursday, November 13, 2014

Foundation for Endangered Languages Conference held 17-20 September 2014

The Foundation for Endangered Languages supports, enables and assists the documentation, protection and promotion of endangered languages. This website describes our activities, and includes our newsletter Ogmios and details of our conferences.


FEL XVIII FEL XVIII, our recent conference, was on the theme: Indigenous Languages: Value to the Community. It took place at Naha, on the Ryukyuan island of Okinawa, 17-20 September 2014. See our FEL conference page and the Ryukyuan Heritage Language Society.

Our latest round of grants is now advertised on our Grants page.

Latest issue of Ogmios, the FEL newsletter

Web news and stories on Endangered Languages

First Report from Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to General Assembly Print United Nations General Assembly Item 69 (b) of the provisional agenda Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms Pdf version: [En] [Sp] [Fr] [Ar] [Ru] [Ch]

Rights of indigenous peoples, including their economic, social and cultural rights in the post-2015 development framework Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly, in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 24/10, the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New book: Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

At a time when the self-determination, land, resources and cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples are increasingly under threat, this accessible book presents the key issues for both legal and non-legal scholars, practitioners, students of human rights and environmental justice, and Indigenous peoples themselves.

Brendan Tobin, Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters