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Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations and Human Rights

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ISBN13: 9781856495943
ISBN: 1856495949
Published: January 1998
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: paperback (C format)
Price: £17.95



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 book is a guide to how indigenous peoples' groups can access the UN system.

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Contents:
The significance of international law, Sarah Pritchard; linking international standards with contemporary concerns of aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders, Mick Dodson; the UN charter-based human rights system - an overview, Garth Nettheim; working group on indigenous populations - mandate, standard-setting activities and future perspectives, Sarah Pritchard; the UN treaty-based human rights system - an overview, Hilary Charlesworth; individual complaints - an overview and admissibility requirements, Hilary Charlesworth; individual complaints - historical perspectives and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Philip Alston; individual communications under the protocol to the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights, Elizabeth Evatt; individual communications - the Convention Against Torture and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Michael O'Flaherty; periodic reporting - the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Philip Alston; 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; the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - non-governmental input and the early warning and urgent procedure, Michael O'Flaherty; substantive provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Michael O'Flaherty; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Indigenous Peoples, Sarah Pritchard.