The development and adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was a huge success for the global indigenous movement. This book offers an insightful and nuanced contemporary evaluation of the progress and challenges that indigenous peoples have faced in securing the implementation of this new instrument, as well as its normative impact, at both the national and international levels.
The chapters in this collection offer a multi-disciplinary analysis of the UNDRIP as it enters the second decade since its adoption by the UN General Assembly in 2007. Following centuries of resistance by Indigenous peoples to state, and state sponsored, dispossession, violence, cultural appropriation, murder, neglect and derision, the UNDRIP is an achievement with deep implications in international law, policy and politics. In many ways, it also represents just the beginning – the opening of new ways forward that include advocacy, activism, and the careful and hard-fought crafting of new relationships between Indigenous peoples and states and their dominant populations and interests.
This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of Human Rights.
2. The UNDRIP: an increasingly robust legal parameter
Felipe Gómez Isa
3. After the Declaration: next steps for the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights
4. The UNDRIP and the legal significance of the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination: a human rights approach with a multidimensional perspective
5. Implementation of the UNDRIP around the world: achievements and future perspectives. The outcome of the work of the ILA Committee on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
6. The World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework: some progress but many gaps regarding the rights of indigenous peoples
Corinne Lewis and Carl Söderbergh
7. Implementing free prior and informed consent: the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), the challenges of REDD+ and the case for the precautionary principle
Malayna Raftopoulos and Damien Short
8. Towards new development paradigms: the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a tool to support self-determined development
Jérémie Gilbert and Corinne Lennox
9. Creating a space for indigenous rights: the Universal Periodic Review as a mechanism for promoting the rights of indigenous peoples
10. Looking back to move forward: the status of environmental rights under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
11. Treaty making and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: lessons from emerging negotiations in Australia
12. The self divided: the problems of contradictory claims to Indigenous peoples’ self-determination in Australia
Stephen M. Young
13. Indigenous rights and the legal politics of Canadian coloniality: what is happening to free, prior and informed consent in Canada?
14. A critical evaluation of the domestic standards of the right to prior consultation under the UNDRIP: lessons from the Peruvian case
15. Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples in Japan: implications and challenges of forest certification for the Ainu
16. The approach to UNDRIP within the African Regional Human Rights System
17. Indigenous peoples’ rights in Morocco: subaltern narratives by Amazigh women
18. Reflections on indigenous peoples’ rights vis-à-vis the law of occupation