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Author Anaya, S. James.

Title Indigenous peoples in international law / S. James Anaya
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


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Description xi, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Historical Context -- 2. Developments within the Modern Era of Human Rights -- 3. Self-Determination: A Foundational Principle -- 4. Norms Elaborating the Elements of Self-Determination --5. Negotiation and State Action -- 6. Implementation Procedures Involving International Institutions --Appendix: Selected Documents
Summary Over the last several years, the international system - particularly as embodied in the United Nations and other international institutions - has exhibited a renewed and increasingly heightened focus on the concerns of indigenous peoples. Anaya discusses the resulting new generation of international treaty and customary norms, while linking the new and emergent norms with previously existing international human rights standards of general applicability. Anaya further identifies and analyzes institutions and procedures, at both the domestic and international levels, for implementing international norms concerning indigenous peoples
In Indigenous Peoples in International Law, James Anaya explores the development and contours of international law as it concerns the world's indigenous peoples, culturally distinctive groups that are descended from the original inhabitants of lands now dominated by others. Anaya demonstrates that, while historical trends in international law largely facilitated the colonization of indigenous peoples and their lands, modern international law's human rights program has been responsive to indigenous peoples' aspirations to survive as distinct communities in control of their own destinies
Analysis Rights International law
Human rights
Indigenous populations
International law
Legal standing
Mabo Case
Overseas item
Self determination
Treaties and conventions
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-244) and index
Subject Indigenous peoples (International law)
Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc.
LC no. 95013338
ISBN 0195086201 (acid-free paper)