The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

A Commentary


Author: Marc Weller,Jessie Hohmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199673225

Category: Law

Page: 460

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The rights of indigenous peoples under international law have seen significant change in recent years, as various international bodies have attempted to address the question of how best to protect and enforce their rights. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the strongest statement thus far by the international community on this issue. The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations on 13 September 2007, and sets out the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education, and other issues. While it is not a legally binding instrument under international law, it represents the development of international legal norms designed to eliminate human rights violations against indigenous peoples, and to help them in combating discrimination and marginalisation. This comprehensive commentary on the Declaration analyses in detail both the substantive content of the Declaration and the position of the Declaration within existing international law. It considers the background to the text of every Article of the Declaration, including the travaux preparatoire, the relevant drafting history, and the context in which the provision came to be included in the Declaration. It sets out each provision's content, interpretation, its relationship with other principles of international law, and its legal status. It also discusses the significance and outlook for each of the rights analysed. The book assesses the practice of relevant regional and international bodies in enforcing the rights of indigenous peoples, providing an understanding of the practical application of the Declaration's principles. It is an indispensible resource for scholars, students, international organisations, and NGOs working on the rights of indigenous peoples

Indigeneity and Legal Pluralism in India

Claims, Histories, Meanings


Author: Pooja Parmar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316407322

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8317

As calls for reparations to indigenous peoples grow on every continent, issues around resource extraction and dispossession raise complex legal questions. What do these disputes mean to those affected? How do the narratives of indigenous people, legal professionals, and the media intersect? In this richly layered and nuanced account, Pooja Parmar focuses on indigeneity in the widely publicized controversy over a Coca-Cola bottling facility in Kerala, India. Juxtaposing popular, legal, and Adivasi narratives, Parmar examines how meanings are gained and lost through translation of complex claims into the languages of social movements and formal legal systems. Included are perspectives of the diverse range of actors involved, based on interviews with members of Adivasi communities, social activists, bureaucrats, politicians, lawyers, and judges. Presented in clear, accessible prose, Parmar's account of translation enriches debates in the fields of legal pluralism, indigeneity, and development.

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

A Commentary


Author: Jorge E. Viñuales

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510424

Category: Law

Page: 530

View: 5980

The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment. The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation. This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over thirty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale. The book investigates each principle's travaux préparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court. It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

A Commentary


Author: Patrick Thornberry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019926533X

Category: Law

Page: 580

View: 6184

This Oxford Commentary is the first comprehensive article-by-article analysis of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. It discusses the conceptual and instrumental framework of the Convention and the CERD Committee, and addresses some of the critical challenges confronting the Convention.

Making the Declaration Work

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Author: Claire Charters,Rodolfo Stavenhagen

Publisher: International Work Group for Indegenous Aff


Category: Law

Page: 390

View: 2170

The authors of this collective book, of interest to the specialist as well as the general public, were for many years intimately involved in the Declaration process. It tells the story of the Declaration from the inside, detailing its history, negotiations, content, and broader significance. Contributions come from the world over ranging from indigenous activists, to members of the Human Rights Council and its various working groups and mechanisms, as well as UN and governmental officials who engineered the process from beginning to end.

Native voices

American Indian identity and resistance


Author: Richard A. Grounds,George E. Tinker,David Eugene Wilkins

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: 9780700612598

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 6520

Native peoples of North America still face an uncertain future due to their unstable political, legal, and economic positions. Views of their predicament, however, continue to be dominated by non-Indian writers. In response, a dozen Native American writers here reclaim their rightful role as influential "voices" in the debates about Native communities at the dawn of a new millennium. These scholars examine crucial issues of politics, law, and religion in the context of ongoing Native American resistance to the dominant culture. They particularly show how the writings of Vine Deloria, Jr., have shaped and challenged American Indian scholarship in these areas since the 1960s. They provide key insights into Deloria's thought, while introducing some of the critical issues still confronting Native nations today. Collectively, these essays take up four important themes: indigenous societies as the embodiment of cultures of resistance, legal resistance to western oppression against indigenous nations, contemporary,Native religious practices, and Native intellectual challenges to academia. Individual chapters address indigenous perspectives on topics usually treated (and often misunderstood) by non-Indians, such as the role of women in Indian society, the importance of sacred sites to American Indian religious identity, and the relationship of native language to indigenous autonomy. A closing essay by Deloria--in vintage form--brings the book full circle and reminds Native Americans of their responsibilities and obligations to one another--and to past and future generations. Ranging from insights into Native American astronomy to critiques of federal Indian law, this book strongly argues forthe renewed cultivation of a Native American Studies that is much more Indian-centered. Without the revival of that perspective, such curricula are doomed to languish as academic ephemera--missed opportunities for building a b

Abkürzungsverzeichnis der Rechtssprache


Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110927365

Category: Law

Page: 782

View: 2126

The Kirchner book deciphers more than 9,000 abbreviations of German legal terminology. There is hardly any legal text without abbreviations. And not only lawyers must know what they mean. Every citizen who wants to understand legal texts comes across these word fragments.

The Charter of the United Nations

A Commentary


Author: Bruno Simma

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 1258

View: 7296

This is the first Commentary on the UN Charter in the English language to be published since 1969 and the only one in any language to take into account its practice and procedure. Written by a team of 60 German, Austrian and Swiss scholars of international law the Commentary offers an article-by-article account of the legislative history, interpretation and practical application of each Charter provision, together with a detailed political evaluation and recommendation for the future. It is one of the most significant collaborative projects ever undertaken in the field of international law and as such it will be of vital importance to all those interested in the operations of the UN itself. At once scholarly and authoritative, this immensely practical work will make a significant impact on the ways in which the UN Charter is discussed and understood. This volume will appeal to international lawyers, diplomats, national and international civil servants, legal advisers to Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations and foreign missions based in the United Nations.

Das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Gruppenschutz und Individualschutz im Völkerrecht

The Protection of Groups in International Law in Tension with the Protection of the Individual


Author: Nicola Wenzel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540747214

Category: Law

Page: 648

View: 3018

Wege zu einem angemessenen Ausgleich zwischen individuellen Menschenrechten und gruppenschützenden Rechten. Die Autorin beschreibt die gruppenschützenden Rechte für Minderheiten und indigene Völker im Völkerrecht. Sie untersucht das Spannungsverhältnis aus rechtsphilosophischer und rechtsvergleichender Sicht und zeigt, wie das Völkerrecht trotz der grundsätzlichen Dichotomie zwischen Gruppen- und Individualschutz weiterentwickelt werden kann.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht


Author: Anne Peters

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161527494

Category: Law

Page: 559

View: 3808

Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

Demokratische Gesetzgebung in der Europäischen Union

Theorie und Praxis der dualen Legitimationsstruktur europäischer Hoheitsgewalt


Author: Jelena von Achenbach

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364223917X

Category: Law

Page: 522

View: 2133

Das Mitentscheidungsverfahren (Art. 294 AEUV) ist seit dem Vertrag von Lissabon das ordentliche Gesetzgebungsverfahren der Europäischen Union. Mit der Monographie wird die Co-Gesetzgeberschaft von Europäischem Parlament und Rat als Mittel der demokratischen Legitimation europäischer Gesetzgebung untersucht. Im Zentrum steht dabei eine demokratietheoretische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Modell der dualen demokratischen Legitimation europäischer Hoheitsgewalt, das mit Art. 10 EUV nunmehr im Demokratieprinzip der Union verankert ist. Daneben steht eine empirisch gestützte Untersuchung der Praxis des Mitentscheidungsverfahrens, die sich insbesondere der zunehmenden Informalisierung des Gesetzgebungsprozesses („Triloge“) kritisch widmet.

Menschlichkeit für alle

die Weltbewegung des Roten Kreuzes und des Roten Halbmonds


Author: Hans Haug

Publisher: N.A


Category: Human rights

Page: 715

View: 2144

Rohstoff - Das gefährlichste Geschäft der Schweiz


Author: Erklärung von Bern

Publisher: Salis Verlag

ISBN: 3905801515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 421

Mit diesem brisanten Buch durchleuchtet die Erklärung von Bern (EvB) erstmals die Rolle von Schweizer Unternehmen im boomenden Rohstoff-Business und die globale Bedeutung der Rohstoffdrehscheibe Schweiz. Das faktenreiche Referenzwerk berichtet über die Hintergründe und Opfer, erklärt die Funktionsweise des Rohstoffhandels und die Konflikte in den Herkunftsländern, zeigt Alternativen und stellt Forderungen. Diese exklusiv recherchierte Darstellung eines wirtschaftspolitischen Schlüsselthemas des 21. Jahrhunderts aus Schweizer Perspektive wird zu reden geben. "Rohstoff - Das gefährlichste Geschäft der Schweiz" zeichnet ein so umfassendes wie detailliertes Bild einer mächtigen Branche, die zu den größten Globalisierungsgewinnern gehört und deren Geschäfte häufig in riskante Grauzonen führen. Mit Recherchen und Reportagen gräbt die Erklärung von Bern nach den historischen Wurzeln der Handelsdrehscheibe Schweiz, durchleuchtet skandalöse Business-Praktiken und politische Hintergründe, begibt sich in eine Kupfermine in Sambia und porträtiert die wichtigsten Schweizer Firmen und Figuren dieser diskreten Branche. Das Buch zeigt auch, wie die Rohstoff-Deals finanziert und wie Steuern umgangen werden, gibt Einblicke in die sozialen und ökologischen Folgen für die Förderländer und macht Vorschläge für mehr Gerechtigkeit in einem Milliardengeschäft, von dem wir alle abhängig sind.

Die Rechte des Menschen

Eine Antwort auf Burke's Angriff gegen die französische Revolution u. zugleich eine Kritik des Wesens u. des Werthes der verschied. bestehenden Regierungsformen. Aus dem Englischen. Mit einer Biographie des Verfassers u. einer Vorrede von Friedrich Hecker. [Paine, Thomas]


Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A



Page: 368

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Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte


Author: Vereinte Nationen

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 500064137X

Category: Law

Page: 8

View: 4336

Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte (A/RES/217, UN-Doc. 217/A-(III)), auch: Deklaration der Menschenrechte oder UN-Menschenrechtscharta oder kurz AEMR, ist das ausdrückliche Bekenntnis der Vereinten Nationen zu den allgemeinen Grundsätzen der Menschenrechte. Es wurde am 10. Dezember 1948 von der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen im Palais de Chaillot in Paris genehmigt und verkündet.