• EAN: 9781862872592
  • 256 pages; 6" x 8⅝"
Filed Under: Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations and Human Rights

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Dr Julian Burger, Indigenous Peoples Program, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says:

Sarah Pritchard makes a welcome and practical contribution to the upholding of human rights. Her book brings together articles by the world’s leading authorities… Congratulations … for providing Aboriginal people and other interested individuals and organisations with this hands-on guide to the United Nations and human rights.

Introduction

The significance of international law

Sarah Pritchard

Linking international standards with contemporary concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Mick Dodson

The UN Charter-based human rights system

The UN Charter-based human rights system: an overview

Garth Nettheim

Working Group on Indigenous Populations: mandate, standard-setting activities and future perspectives

Sarah Pritchard

The UN treaty-based human rights system and individual complaints

The UN treaty-based human rights system: an overview

Hilary Charlesworth

Individual complaints: an overview and admissibility requirements

Hilary Charlesworth

Individual complaints: historical perspectives and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Philip Alston

Individual communications under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Elizabeth Evatt

Individual communications: the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Michael O’Flaherty

The UN treaty-based human rights system and periodic reporting

Periodic reporting: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Philip Alston

Periodic reporting: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Elizabeth Evatt

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:non-governmental input and the early warning and urgent procedure

Michael O’Flaherty

Indigenous peoples and some relevant human rights standards

Substantive provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Michael O’Flaherty

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Indigenous peoples

Sarah Pritchard

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Appendices

Model communication

Example of Secretariat reply to an individual communication

Extract from Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee

Extract from Rules of Procedure of the Committee against Torture

Extract from Rules of Procedure of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

This resource discusses the international forces which shape legal and moral obligations of governments and people. Indigenous issues are dealt with clearly and concisely. Invaluable for international comparative studies in legal and Aboriginal studies, the book includes excellent primary sources and sound interpretation of issues … – Aboriginal Education K-12 Resource Guide (2004), NSW Dept of Education & Training

The essays edited by Sarah Pritchard prove that you don’t have to have a law degree to understand recent developments in Indigenous rights and how the UN can help protect the human rights of all people. . . . This is a much needed and enormously practical guide to knowing your Indigenous rights. – Patricia Turner, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

[A] sort of recipe book on human rights, a ‘do-it-yourself’ guide to using the UN to safeguard human rights – and it will be a valuable tool for Aboriginal peoples and organisations … – Tracker Tilmouth, Director, Central Land Council

Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations and Human Rights is a much-needed, user-friendly guide [which] will surely become an indispensable addition to the libraries of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. – Aden Ridgeway, Executive Director, New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council

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