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Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples Rights in Greenland

NEW Programme

Mon – 23 November




Opening Session - Seminar objective

Welcome by Aqqaluk Lynge (ICC)

Kuupik Kleist, Naalakkersuisut

Sara Olsvig (ICC) seminar organizers

15:30 – 16.30

The international work concerning indigenous peoples’ rights and the implementation of these rights in Greenland

Aqqaluk Lynge, ICC

16:30 – 17.00


Tue – 24 November




Good morning and summarizing the previous day

Sara Olsvig, ICC, and Mie Roesdahl, DIHR

9:10 – 10.30

Human Rights – What is it about, and how to secure that they are respected?

Viewing of a film about NHRI

Which role do human rights play in the law making and constitutional reform processes?

Jonas Christoffersen, director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

10:30 – 11:45


10:45 – 11:45

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights - what are they about, and what do they mean to the work of a government?

Dr. Dalee S. Dorough, Member of ICC Advisory Committee on UN Issues, Alaska

11.45 – 12:30

Indigenous peoples’ rights in comparative constitutional and international law

Claire Charters, Fellow, New Zealand Centre for Public Law




Danish-Greenlandic relations in the light of human rights and indigenous peoples’ rights

Tyge Lehmann, ambassador

14.15 – 16.00

15.00 – 15.10 Break

How to implement the work on human rights and indigenous peoples’ rights in Greenland

  • Who should be a part in the dialogue concerning these issues in the future?

  • How can it be implemented?

  • What is the concrete next step?


Discussion panel with Aqqaluk Lynge, Tyge Lehmann, Jonas Christoffersen, Dalee S. Dorough, Michael Mikkelsen (Legal Manager) and Inuuteq Holm Olsen (Director of Foreign Affairs, TBC)

Facilitator: Mie Roesdahl and Sara Olsvig

16:00 - 16:30

Summary and Conclusion

Aqqaluk Lynge and Jonas Christoffersen