Indigenous Peoples, the UN and Human Rights

Indigenous Peoples, the UN and Human Rights

By: Sarah Pritchard (editor)Paperback

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The United Nations has long been in the forefront as a forum for the advocacy of the rights of indigenous peoples and as a site for formulating international law more favourable to their rights and interests. This important book is a guide to how indigenous peoples' groups can access the UN system.

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Contents

* Contents* PART I: Introduction*1. The significance of international law - Sarah Pritchard.*2. Linking international standards with contemporary concerns of aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders - Mick Dodson* PART II: The UN Charter-Based Human Rights System*3. The UN charter-based human rights system: an overview - Garth Nettheim.*4. Working Group on Indigenous Populations: mandate, standard-setting activities and future perspectives - Sarah Pritchard* PART III: The UN Treaty-Based Human Rights System and Individual Complaints*5. The UN treaty-based human rights system: an overview - Hilary Charlesworth.*6. Individual complaints: an overview and admissibility requirements - Hilary Charlesworth.*7. Individual complaints: historical perspectives and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Philip Alston.*8. Individual communications under the Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Elizabeth Evatt.*9. Individual communications: the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination - Michael O'Flaherty* PART IV: The UN Treaty-Based Human Rights System and Periodic Reporting*10. Periodic reporting: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Philip Alston.*11. Periodic reporting: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women - Elizabeth Evatt.*12. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Non-governmental input and the Early Warning and Urgent Procedure - Michael O'Flaherty* PART V: Indigenous Peoples and Some Relevant Human Rights Standards*13. Substantive provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination - Michael O'Flaherty.*14. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Indigenous Peoples - Sarah Pritchard

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781856495943
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781856495943
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 1856495949

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