Indigenous Rights Entwined with Nature Conservation (E. Desmet)

Author(s) Ellen Desmet Keywords indigenous rights, conservation, biodiversity Abstract Heightened public awareness of the ever increasing loss of biodiversity has led to louder calls for effective nature conservation efforts. Most remaining biodiversity-rich areas are inhabited or used by indigenous peoples and local communities. In recent years a new ‘paradigm’ of ‘nature conservation with respect for […]

Indigenous Rights and UN Standards: Self-Determination, Culture and Land (A. Xanthaki)

Author Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University , UK ) Keywords Indigenous peoples, cultural membership, United Nations instruments, emerging law, United Nations draft declaration on indigenous peoples, right to self-determination, indigenous cultural rights, indigenous land rights Abstract The debate on indigenous rights has revealed some serious difficulties for current international law, posed mainly by different understandings of […]