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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Patrick Thornberry


This book is a full-length study of the rights of indigenous peoples in international law, focusing in particular on instruments of human rights. The primary reference point is contemporary law, though the book also examines the history of indigenous peoples through the lens of historical legal discourses. The work critically assesses the politics of definition and analyses contested definitions and descriptions of indigenous groups. Most of the chapters are devoted to detailed examination of existing and emerging human rights texts at global and regional levels. Among the instruments consider ... More

Keywords: indigenous peoples, international law, human rights, historical legal discourses, politics of definition, International Covenants, UN Convention, racial discrimination, African Charter, Tribal Peoples

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780719037931
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Thornberry, author

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Part I Indigenous peoples in international law: basic notions

Part II Global instruments on human rights

Part III Regional human rights protection and indigenous groups

Part IV ILO treaties on indigenous peoples

Part V Emerging standards specific to indigenous peoples

Part VI Indigenous peoples and human rights