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April 29, 2014

OU Law hosts consultations to discuss implementation of human rights

NORMAN — This past week, the University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted consultations among U.S. government officials, federally recognized tribes and members of civil society to discuss the implementation of U.S. human rights obligations and commitments.

The consultations were given in anticipation of the second Universal Periodic Review of the U.S. human rights record at the United Nations in Geneva, which will occur in 2015.

The consultations included 12 U.S. government officials representing a variety of federal agencies, including the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior, as well as tribal representatives and members of civil society groups that promote the rights of indigenous peoples.

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