Forest Peoples Programme
Fergus MacKay is Senior Counsel at the UK-based NGO, the Forest Peoples Programme. He has 25 years of experience supporting indigenous peoples in all regions of the world to assert and defend their rights before domestic and international bodies. This includes litigating a number of cases before United Nations treaty bodies and the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, including the landmark judgments in Saramaka People v. Suriname (2007) and Kaliña and Lokono Peoples v. Suriname (2015). He has authored more than 60 books and articles on the various aspects of the rights of indigenous peoples in international law.