Indigenous Rights and Human Remains: Assessing the Hungarian Situation

The research focuses on indigenous rights and the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Article 12 of the Declaration directs States to seek to enable the access and/or repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains in their possession through fair, transparent and effective mechanisms developed in conjunction with indigenous peoples concerned. The project seeks to assess the relevance of this provision concerning human remains in the possession of Hungarian institutions.

Principal investigators: Viktor Lőrincz (HAS CSS ILS), Zsolt Körtvélyesi (HAS CSS ILS)
Guest researcher: C. Timothy McKeown (Australian National University)

Lecture of C. Timothy McKeown: “Implementing the Minorities’ Right to Repatriation of Human Remains”