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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights$
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Patrick Thornberry

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780719037931

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.001.0001

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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Patrick Thornberry

Manchester University Press

This chapter presents raw statistics which claim to account for an indigenous world. It begins with a discussion of the identities and names of indigenous peoples. It then considers debates over the question of how many indigenous populations exist on the planet, followed by a discussion of the rights abuses and other assaults upon the dignity experienced by indigenous peoples. It describes the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, a Permanent Forum for Indigenous People, the draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, summits, and regional organizations.

Keywords:   indigenous peoples, human rights abuses, dignity, Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Permanent Forum for Indigenous People

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