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International experience and approaches


NGO Yakutia – Our Opinion

in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations

The main direction of work is human rights protection.

NGO was accredited by the russia’s Ministry of Justice for anti-corruption expertise.


Here You will find various materials of my NGO «Yakutia — Our Opinion» conducted in the framework:

-of international activities — Information on international experience

-of work on specific areas — Information on approaches in the following areas:

1. Civil rights

2. Anti-corruption

3. Indigenous rights


Some materials only in Russian.

You can translate them using https://translate.google.com

by copying the link or text.


International experience


The written statements for HLS: AMR — the ECOSOC Substantive sessions

-the written statement for HLS: AMR — the 2013 Substantive session of the UN ECOSOC


-the written statement for HLS: AMR — the 2014 Substantive session of the UN ECOSOC


-the written statement for HLS: AMR — the 2016 Substantive session of the UN ECOSOC


-the written statement for HLS: AMR — the 2017 Substantive session of the UN ECOSOC


-the written statement for HLS: AMR — the 2018 Substantive session of the UN ECOSOC



Human rights project «Phoenix» in Russia



16th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration

(New-York, 24-28 April 2017)


accompanying article



Contribution to EMRIP 2013

the statement for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) made in 2013 during Indigenous Fellowship Programme in Geneva;


-the complaint to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

about the critical situation that threatens the safety of population of the Republic Sakha (Yakutia) http://yakutian.org/eng/report_gaz_eng.doc


Contribution to EMRIP 2018


1.) 9 Jul 2018 — Item 4: Study and advice on free, prior and informed consent 10th Session — 2nd Meeting, 11th Session Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples


2.) 12 Jul 2018 — Item: 11 Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval — 8th Meeting, 11th Session Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Video statements at 2018 EMRIP


Report on the visit at EMRIP in russian



Contribution to EMRIP 2019

The 17-page analytical review «Migration and indigenous peoples»


in russian



Contribution to EMRIP 2021

The analytical review  «On the right of indigenous peoples to Self-Determination»



Contribution to UPR 2018

8 references to the data of our NGO are given at Summary of stakeholders’ information


Electronic version of submission


Accompanying articles in russian



Report on the visit at UPR in russian



Indigenous peoples

and Sustainable Development Goals



Complaints to UN bodies and procedures

The complaint to the Human Rights Council Branch (complaint procedure)

in the interest of the initiative civic group of Nyurbinsky district of Republic Sakha (Yakutia) of the Russian Federation to return the 10% stake in the joint stock company «ALROSA-Nyurba», 2013



The complaint to the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

in the interest of Russian citizens in order to protect the right to equal access to quality Internet at affordable prices, 2013, http://yakutian.org/report_3.htm

The complaint to the Petitions Team

in the interest of Russian citizen Vladimir Sotnikov in connection with the violation of his labor rights, 2013, http://yakutian.org/report_1.htm


Basic materials and projects at global level concerned UN issues

-Protection of human rights through UN mechanisms: Universal periodic review, November 2013


-Action Plan — Practical recommendations to Russia’s Government , October 2009


-Basic initiatives for the UN, 2012


-Appeal to independent CSOs: Activity strategy at global level, 2010


-Anti-corruption initiatives, 2012


-Online Newspaper «Yakutia – Our Opinion»




 1. Civil rights

Some approaches are in Project «Counteraction to the system of suppressing civil society in Russia aimed at restricting the activities of international organizations and criminalizing human rights activities in violation of international norms»


2. Anti-corruption

Some approaches are in following Projects:

— Legal protection of regional anticorruptioners conducting civil control in Russia


— Addressing the corruption risks by amending legislation and law enforcement practice on the basis of modeling the corruption mechanisms (in russian)


— Countering corruption offenses in the Republic Sakha (Yakutia) (in russian)


3. Indigenous rights

Approaches are in the above materials in Contribution to EMRIP, UPR and others.


NGO activity (International experience, approaches and others) in russian is posted at

Site http://yakutian.org

Blog http://stepanpetrov.blogspot.ru