ITAGAR, July 29: Jawaharlal Nehru University, M Phil Research scholar Tilu Linggi from Aruchal was selected for the Indigenous Fellowship Programme by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland from June 29 to July 24 last.
Tilu, a tive of Roing, was one among the 10 fellows from across the world to be selected for the prestigious fellowship. Later, he was chosen for a training programme to enhance the conflict prevention and peacemaking capacities of indigenous peoples’ representatives organized by the United tions Institute for Training and Research in Geneva, from 27-31 July.
The training programme is organized to look at some of the problems which indigenous groups face and consider what might be done to effectively respond to these problems. It also seeks to help participants refine skills in conflict alysis, and negotiation, and examine lessons learned from initiatives of indigenous peoples in several regions.
He also attended the Eight Session (20-24 July) of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is one of the highest platforms that addresses issues on the rights of indigenous peoples on all issues including land, their traditiol knowledge.
Later, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Corpuz Tauli addressed the indigenous fellows 2015 where she spoke on the problems indigenous peoples face and how the scholars should help governments to comply with United tion Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007.
Tilu said that the legal training in the UN would help address the rights of indigenous peoples and pursue the matter at domestic and intertiol platform. The training helps to address all issues including social, economic cultural and political rights both at domestic and intertiol level, he said while adding that the training is part of the process to dissemite knowledge of legal rights and to make best use of it.
Tilu has done his BA from Madras Christian College, LLB from ILS Law College, Pune, LLM from tiol Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. He has earlier worked under tiol Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and is a recipient of RP And Intertiol Law Scholarship 2014.