Indigenous Peoples in International Law

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9780195173499: Indigenous Peoples in International Law

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of the first book-length treatment of the subject, S. James Anaya incorporates references to all the latest treaties and recent developments in the international law of indigenous peoples. Anaya demonstrates that, while historical trends in international law largely facilitated colonization of indigenous peoples and their lands, modern international law's human rights program has been modestly responsive to indigenous peoples' aspirations to survive as distinct communities in control of their own destinies.

This book provides a theoretically grounded and practically oriented synthesis of the historical, contemporary and emerging international law related to indigenous peoples. It will be of great interest to scholars and lawyers in international law and human rights, as well as to those interested in the dynamics of indigenous and ethnic identity.

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S. James Anaya is James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, where he teaches and writes in the fields of international human rights, indigenous peoples' rights, and constitutional law. He has practiced law representing Native American peoples and organizations in matters before United States courts and international institutions.

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PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION:

"No human rights collection would be complete without this well-documented survey of an often-neglected area of international law."--American Society of International Law


"Anaya's distillation of the complex debate surrounding the content of the right to self-determination has a clarity that is often missing in discussions of the term....Anaya's presentation of the history, continuing struggles, and achievements of the indigienous rights movement is exemplary scholarship."--European Journal of International Law


"Deserves a readership well beyond those interested only in indigenous peoples. It is a fascinating study of the dramatic changes occurring in the doctrine of international law in our times."--American Journal of International Law


"...The scope, detail, and documentary rigor of [the book] make it an essential reference for future work in the field."-American Political Science Review


"James Anaya has done for indigenous people in international law what Felix Cohen did for Native Americans in the United States. He has brought clarity, understanding, and order to a field previously understood only in isolated bits and pieces.It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights."--Rennard Strickland, Dean, Oklahoma City University School of Law


"[P]rovides a thorough, insightful, and constructive analysis of the treatment of indigenous peoples in both historical and contemporary international law regimes. The book leaves the reader with a clearer understanding of the failures of international law in the past, as well as a sense of the potential of international law today."--Virginia Journal of International Law


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