In September 2012 the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Expert Mechanism) to undertake a study into access to justice in the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples. The NATSILS would like to make this submission in response to the Expert Mechanism’s subsequent call for submissions from indigenous individuals and peoples and/or their representatives, non-state actors including non-governmental organisations, national human rights institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.