Indigenous Peoples in International Law

Indigenous Peoples in International Law

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In Indigenous Peoples in International Law, James Anaya explores the development and contours of international law as it concerns the world's indigenous peoples, culturally distinctive groups that are descended from the original inhabitants of lands now dominated by others. Anaya demonstrates that, while historical trends in international law largely facilitated the colonization of indigenous peoples and their lands, modern international law's human rights program has been responsive to indigenous peoples' aspirations to survive as distinct communities in control of their own destinies. Over the last several years, the international system - particularly as embodied in the United Nations and other international institutions - has exhibited a renewed and increasingly heightened focus on the concerns of indigenous peoples. Anaya discusses the resulting new generation of international treaty and customary norms, while linking the new and emergent norms with previously existing international human rights standards of general applicability. Anaya further identifies and analyses institutions and procedures, at both the domestic and international levels, for implementing international norms concerning indigenous more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195140451
  • 9780195140453

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"A superb description and analysis of the origins and current practices of the international law of indigenous rights. The book is timely and important and will be indispensable to scholars and practitioners."--W.M. Reisman, Yale Law School"James Anaya has done for indigenous people in international law what Felix Cohen did for Native Americans in the United States. He has brought clarity, understanding, and order to a field previously understood only in isolated bits and pieces. It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights."--Rennard Strickland, Dean, Oklahoma City University School of Law, and Editor-in-chief, Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law"[The author's] arguments are persuasive and his research immaculate."--The Annals (The American Academy of Political and Social Science)..".The scope, detail, and documentary rigor of [the book] make it an essential reference for future work in the field."--American Political Science Review.."a refreshing and useful perspective... No human rights collection would be complete without this well-documented survey of an often-neglected area of international law"--American Society of International Lawshow more

About S.James Anaya

S. James Anaya is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, where he teaches and writes in the fields of international law, human rights, and Native American rights. He has represented Native American peoples and organizations in matters before United States courts and international more

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