Racism Against Indigenous Peoples
Although many national constitutions prohibit racial discrimination, indigenous peoples are facing pervasive racial discrimination in their daily lives, which has far-reaching consequences for their well-being and human rights situation. The various chapters in the book, covering all the regions of the world, analyze the existence of racism and racial discrimination against indigenous peoples under national laws and policies as well as the concrete forms of racism that the indigenous peoples face in their daily lives. The book discusses the Aborigenes in Australia, the Saami in the Nordic countries, the indigenous peoples in both North and South America, the vast number of indigenous peoples, and ethnic minorities in Asia, the Pygmies in Central Africa and the indigeous peoples in the Pacific.
The Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination, dealing with racism against indigenous peoples in all continents of the world, are discussed throughout the book, giving evidence to the grave situation of racial discrimination against indigenous peoples.
It is a major responsibility of the international community to address the extreme racial discrimination and marginalization faced by indigenous peoples the world over and to safeguard their human rights. The book was published in connection with the UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance held in South Africa, 2001. It contains a wealth ofthoroughly researched information, which will be valuable in the much-needed follow-up work to the World Conference.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 171.45 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 635g
- 01 Dec 2002
- International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
- Copenhagen, Denmark
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