- Title Pages
- Table of cases
- List of abbreviations
- 1 We are still here
- 2 Who is indigenous?: Concept, definition, process
- 3 Ambiguous discourses: indigenous peoples and the development of international law
- 4 The age of rights<sup>1</sup>
- 5 The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights I
- 6 The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights II: Article 27 and other global standards on minority rights
- 7 The Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
- 8 Racial discrimination and indigenous peoples – in particular under the Racial Discrimination Convention
- 9 The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: in particular Article 30
- 10 The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights; African perspectives on indigenous peoples
- 11 The Inter-American system and indigenous peoples
- 12 European instruments on human and minority rights
- 13 ILO standards I
- 14 ILO standards II: Convention 169
- 15 The UN draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- 16 The Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- 17 Indigenous peoples and the discourses of human rights: a reflective narrative
- 1 ILO Convention No. 107 on Indigenous and Tribal Populations
- 2 ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples
- 3 UN draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- 4 CERD General Recommendation VIII: identification with a particular racial or ethnic group
- 5 CERD General Recommendation XXIII: indigenous peoples
- 6 CERD General Recommendation XXIV: reporting of persons belonging to different races, etc.
- 7 General Comment of the HRC on the rights of minorities
- Select bibliography
ILO standards I
ILO standards I
- (p.320) 13 ILO standards I
- Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
- Manchester University Press
In the matter of general instruments on indigenous peoples, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was first in the field. ILO Conventions 107 and 169 are in force, although the former is now closed to ratification. Both employ, to differing extents, the language of collective rights—rudimentary in the first treaty, massively conditioning the second. They represent the bulk of contemporary hard law of international indigenous rights. They work within the context of the ILO, but interrelate with the general world of human rights. They offer adapted general rights as well as specific rights not found elsewhere in international treaty law. The ILO can claim much of the credit for bringing rights of indigenous peoples—as such, and not as derivatives of other rights or applications of them—into the forefront of contemporary discussion. The Organisation has been regularly concerned with the condition of indigenous peoples during the course of its existence.
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