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Our elders understand our rights : evolving international law regarding indigenous peoples

Author: Sharon Helen Venne
Publisher: Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, ©1998.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Venne, Sharon Helen, 1951-
Our elders understand our rights.
Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)607163435
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Helen Venne
ISBN: 0919441661 9780919441668
OCLC Number: 39868652
Description: 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Discovering peoples in international law. Introduction --
Doctrine of discovery : Columbus comes to America --
Papul bulls --
Vitoria and Las Casas --
Council of the Indies --
Effect of doctrine of discovery --
Sources of international law : Custom --
Treaties --
International law on treaties --
Jus cogens --
General principles of law --
Secondary sources --
Conclusion. Modern international organizations. Introduction --
League of Nations --
International labour organizations : Contribution to international law --
Action on indigenous peoples --
Non-UN organizations : Organization of African Unity --
Organization of American States --
World Bank --
United Nations : General Assembly --
International Court of Justice --
Commission on Human Rights --
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights --
Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities --
Role of special rapporteurs --
Working Group on Indigenous People --
Conclusion. Indigenous peoples and minorities in international law. Introduction --
Rights of peoples : ILO Convention 107 --
UN Charter --
Cristescu study --
Studying minorities and peoples --
Espiell's study --
Capotorti study --
Deschenes study --
Indigenous peoples at the UN : First optional protocol --
International court cases --
Defining indigenous peoples and rights --
Cobo's study --
ILO Convention 169 --
Working Group's Draft Declaration --
Conclusion. Key provisions of the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Introduction --
Background to the Declaration --
Continuing UN Charter activities --
Participation by indigenous peoples --
The Draft Declaration : Right to self-identification --
Self-determination --
Rights to land and resources --
Conclusion. The response to the UN Draft Declaration. Introduction --
Drafting of the Draft Declaration : Development of international rights standards --
Participation by indigenous peoples --
The Sub-Commission --
Commission on Human Rights --
Inter-Sessional Working Group --
Preparing for the General Assembly --
Conclusion. Bibliography. General UN documents --
International Labour Organization --
World Bank --
Working Group on Indigenous Peoples --
Other instruments --
International Court of Justice --
Human Rights Committee cases --
Secondary sources : Books --
Articles. Appendixes. (I) Draft Decalration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples --
(II) Draft of the Inter-American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Responsibility: by Sharon Helen Venne.

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