UN Adopts Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2007 — The UN General Assembly announced today the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. ELAW partner Hector Huertas attended the historic event. Hector is a Kuna Indian lawyer. He worked on the draft declaration for 10 years. He wrote from New York: "We will finally see justice for the more than 350 million indigenous peoples in the world."