Erica-Irene Daes


Erica-Irene Daes born Chania, Crete September 18, 1925. Greek human rights advocate; UN human rights prize 1993; Chair/Rapporter UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations 1982 which produced Draft Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples 1993, adopted by General Assembly 2007.


Power can never completely crush a people that cherishes its heritage—nor can power ever completely liberate a people that has abandoned its heritage.” (“Protecting Knowledge”, Feb. 23, 2000; photo