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Jeremie Gilbert
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Professor of International Law
University of East London
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Jérémie Gilbert is Professor of International and Comparative Law at the University of East London (United Kingdom). His main area of research is on international human rights law, and more particularly the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. He has extensively published on the rights of indigenous peoples, looking in particular at their right to land and natural resources. Jérémie has served as a consultant for several international organisations.  He was one of the invited independent experts for United Nations Expert Seminar on Treaties and other arrangements between States and Indigenous Peoples (2006), and has served as a consultant for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2015). He regularly works with non-governmental organisations supporting indigenous peoples’ rights such as the Forest Peoples’ Programme, Minority Rights Group International and the Rainforest Foundation. He was the vice-chair of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) international board (2009-2015). Jérémie has worked with several indigenous communities across the globe, he is currently involved in supporting litigations, providing expert witness statements, affidavits and supporting evidence gathering in several land claims for indigenous peoples. He is the lead researcher for the Open Society Foundations’ Strategic Litigation Impacts Project on Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights. 


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