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Politics in the VernacularNationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship$
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Will Kymlicka

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199240981.001.0001

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Theorizing Indigenous Rights

Theorizing Indigenous Rights

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(p.120) 6 Theorizing Indigenous Rights
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Politics in the Vernacular
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Will Kymlicka (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199240981.003.0007

This chapter reviews the book “Indigenous Peoples in International Law” by James Anaya. The book explores the theory that indigenous peoples are a distinct category, and should not be classified under the heading of national minorities. It is argued that this theory conflicts with the realities of international law and the self-understandings of many defenders of indigenous rights. It also appears to justify only transnational rather than permanent differences in the rights of indigenous peoples and stateless nations.

Keywords:   indigenous peoples, national minorities, international law, human indigenous rights

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