Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Patrick Thornberry

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780719037931

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 November 2018

Indigenous peoples and the discourses of human rights: a reflective narrative

Indigenous peoples and the discourses of human rights: a reflective narrative

(p.406) 17 Indigenous peoples and the discourses of human rights: a reflective narrative
Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Patrick Thornberry

Manchester University Press

The existing decentred normative structures of human rights allow for thought, calculation and action on what kind of society, what world we wish to inhabit and on what kind of people we are. Indigenous groups have vigorously utilised existing structures, while continuing to agitate for a more focused legal regime. The exposition of rights avenues in the previous chapters has sought to report on human rights in the context of international law, respecting the integrity of the various instruments examined and the domains of discourse they incorporate. The chapters have appraised the texts holistically, in line with the approaches of treaty bodies and other interpreters. This chapter addresses some generic issues raised in the work as a whole, in line with the ‘elementary questions’ raised at the outset.

Keywords:   human rights, international law, indigenous groups, indigenous rights

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.