With the passage of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, indigenous movements are now armed with doctrine to protect their human rights. How is this impacting disputes with international governments, regional gov- erning organizations, and state governments? I examine two cases at each of these levels of governance and find mixed results. In each context, one case is successful and one case is (thus far) a failure. This highlights the importance of the role of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but it also suggests there may be limits to the power it has to protect indigenous peoples.
Iyall Smith, Keri E..
"Notes from the Field: 'Breathing Life' Into the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
Societies Without Borders
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