Section Six: General Provisions
The States shall guarantee the full enjoyment of the fundamental civil,
political, economic, social, and cultural rights and spirituality of the
indigenous peoples, and shall adopt the legislative and other necessary
measures to enforce the rights recognized in this Declaration.
The nature and scope of the measures that shall be taken to implement this
Declaration shall be determined with flexibility, taking into account the
particular conditions of each country, and in genuine and informed
consultation with the indigenous peoples concerned.
Any interpretation and application of the present Declaration shall
respect the fundamental human rights, the democracy, and the
constitutional principles of each State.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as to diminish or eliminate
rights in force or that may be recognized in the future.
The rights recognized in this Declaration constitute the minimum standard
for the survival, dignity, and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the
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