Aspen Publishing

International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples (Aspen Elective Series)

S. James Anaya


  • ISBN: 9780735562486

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    This exciting new book is the only one of its kind. International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples (Aspen Elective Series) will be the first published compilation of materials and commentary intended for use in courses focusing on the subject of indigenous peoples within the international human rights system. S. James Anaya, co-author of the well-known casebook, International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy and Practice, uses carefully edited material from varied sources to illustrate the major issues facing indigenous peoples today.

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    Page Count 400
    Published 09/30/2009
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    Chapter 1. Indigenous Peoples and the International System: Historical Antecedents and Contemporary Developments

    Chapter 2. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Its Background, Status, and Means of Implementation

    Chapter 3. International Labor Organization Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples: Its Application by ILO Committees and its Reach Within Domestic Jurisdictions

    Chapter 4. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Its Application to Indigenous Issues by the UN Human Rights Committee

    Chapter 5. The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Its Application to Indigenous Issues by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    Chapter 6. The Inter-American Human Rights System and Indigenous Peoples: The American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Cases Decided by the Inter-American Institutions

    Chapter 7. The African Human Rights System and Indigenous Peoples: Developments and the Ongoing Debate About the “Indigenous” Rubric in Africa

    Chapter 8. International Financial Institutions and Indigenous Peoples: The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank Operational Policies

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    S. James Anaya

    S. James Anaya is the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law (USA). He teaches and writes in the areas of international human rights, constitutional law, and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Among his numerous publications is his book, Indigenous Peoples in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1996, 2d. ed. 2004). Professor Anaya received his B.A. from the University of New Mexico (1980) and his J.D. from Harvard (1983). He was on the law faculty at the University of Iowa from 1988 to 1999, and he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Toronto, and the University of Tulsa. Prior to becoming a full time law professor, he practiced law in Albuquerque, New Mexico, representing Native American peoples and other minority groups. Professor Anaya has lectured in many countries in all continents of the globe. He has been a consultant for numerous organizations and government agencies in several countries on matters of human rights and indigenous peoples, and he has represented indigenous groups from many parts of North and Central America before courts and international organizations. He was the lead counsel for the indigenous parties in the landmark case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua, in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights upheld indigenous land rights as a matter of international law.