Section Six: General Provisions

Article XXXI

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.

Article XXXII

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.

Article XXXIII

Any interpretation and application of the present Declaration shall respect the fundamental human rights, the democracy, and the constitutional principles of each State.

Article XXXIV

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as to diminish or eliminate rights in force or that may be recognized in the future.

Article XXXV

The rights recognized in this Declaration constitute the minimum standard for the survival, dignity, and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

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