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Indigenous Peoples' Status in the International Legal System
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Indigenous Peoples' Status in the International Legal System

Mattias Åhrén

Abstract

The book surveys how indigenous peoples—having historically been viewed by international law and those that created the law alike as mere ‘ghosts in their own landscapes’—have recently emerged as international legal subjects and possessors of both sovereign (self-determination) and private (property) rights over territories. The work analyses and presents the rights indigenous peoples and communities hold under the contemporary indigenous rights discourse, positing that the content and scope of such rights can largely be understood by properly knowing the meaning of only two concepts: namely ‘ ... More

Keywords: Indigenous peoples, peoples, terra nullius, sovereignty, self-determination, equality, property rights, land rights, natural resources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198778196
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778196.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mattias Åhrén, author
Associate Professor, The Arctic University of Norway