Indigenous peoples human rights

Havemann, Paul (2009) Indigenous peoples human rights. In: Goodhard, Michael, (ed.) Human Rights: politics and practice. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 260-275.

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Indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable people on Earth, yet states are ambivalent about recognizing their rights. Several factors explain this. First, Indigenous peoples have been denied legal personality since the fifteenth century because of cultural, political, and economic differences between Indigenous peoples and Europeans and because recognition was not compatible with colonization. Second, the liberal individualism of the contemporary human rights regime fails to protect and promote the group rights of Indigenous peoples to existence and self-determination. While Indigenous peoples see these rights as inextricably linked, states regard self-determination for Indigenous peoples as an unacceptable challenge to external sovereignty and internal stability.

Item ID: 8751
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-19 954084-6
Keywords: human rights; indigenous peoples
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 23:00
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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