Introduction

The present work does not attempt to explore the whole of international law as it connects with the indigenous. The focus is principally onhuman rights instruments and principles. A chapter also attempts to unravel some of the historical underpinnings of the relationship between indigenous peoples a...

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Published in: Indigenous peoples and Human rights p. 1
Main Author: Patrick Thornberry
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Manchester University Press 07-19-2013
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: The present work does not attempt to explore the whole of international law as it connects with the indigenous. The focus is principally onhuman rights instruments and principles. A chapter also attempts to unravel some of the historical underpinnings of the relationship between indigenous peoples and the system we understand as international law. The author broadly shares the sentiments expressed by,inter alios, Brownlie and Merrills,¹ in support of the idea that human rights, or minority rights, or indigenous rights, are part of that system. On the other hand, human rights, minority and indigenous rights are capable of engendering
ISBN: 9780719037931
071903793X