The Case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua: A New Step in the International Law of Indigenous Peoples (S. J. Anaya and C. Grossman)

Author(s) S. James Anaya and Claudio Grossman Keywords indigenous communities, Nicaragua, Mayagna, sumo, environmental protection, equality, land rights, America, human rights systems, Awas Tingni, international law, logging, preservation of culture, natural resources, developing nations, displacement, sustainable development Abstract The people of Awas Tingni did not set about to forge an international legal precedent with implications […]

Environment, Equality, and Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System: Mayagna (Sumo) Indigenous Community of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua (J. A. Amiott)

Author Jennifer A. Amiott Keywords indigenous communities, Nicaragua, Mayagna, sumo, environmental protection, equality, land rights, America, human rights systems, Awas Tingni, international law, logging, preservation of culture, natural resources, developing nations, displacement, sustainable development Abstract Through history, indigenous peoples have been assaulted physically and suffered discrimination; they have seen their cultures undermined, their lands stolen, […]

Towards a jurisprudential articulation of indigenous land rights (G. Pentassuglia)

Author Gaetano Pentassuglia Keywords Real property, Customary rights in land, Human rights, Indigenous peoples, International law, Natural resources Abstract Reviews the jurisprudence of judicial and quasi-judicial bodies in respect of indigenous peoples’ claims to land and resources to analyse their application of specialised standards and general human rights law. Assesses the value of the standards. […]

Human Rights and the Environment: Conflicts and Norms in a Globalizing World (L. Zarsky)

Editor Lyuba Zarsky Keywords Human Rights, Environmental Ethics, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, International Law, Global Reach, Corporate Accountability, Conflict, Mineral, Oil, Gas, Development, Mining, Suriname, Multinationals, Ghana, Sakhalin Island, Russian Far East, Trade Liberalization, Batam Island, Indonesia, Global Norms, Local compliance, Laos, The Darien Region, China, Foreign Waste Dumping, Land Rights, Bushbuckridge, South Africa, Ecological […]

Using Eminent Domain Powers to Acquire Private Lands for Protected Area Wildlife…(N. Sifuna)

Author Nixon Sifuna Keywords Compensation, compulsory acquisition, eminent domain, opportunity cost, parks, private lands, protected areas, tourism, wildlife Abstract Under Kenyan law, the provisioning for eminent domain is in the Constitution, as well as in legislation. Exercising these powers, the State may compulsorily acquire private lands, provided the acquisition is for a public good and […]