Maori legal forum: update on international developments relating to indigenous peoples



Claire provides an update on where things are at for Indigenous peoples' rights under international law in two discrete areas: on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and the4 United Nationals Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She provides an historical overview of where indigenous peoples sit in the United Nations, then moves to the UNPFII and finally the Declaration.

Table of contents

1. Introduction — II. Where indigenous peoples sit in the United Nations System — III. The UN permanent forum on Indigenous issues — IV.  The Declaration — a. History — b. Significance — c. Politics behind the Declaration’s negotiation — d. Articles of the declaration — e. New Zealand, Australia and the United States objections — f. Responses to the Government’s position.



Primary author: Charters, Clare

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: Clare Charters

Publication format: Speech

Publication date: July 2006

Publication place: Unknown

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: 341 CHAR – Filing Cabinet

Sector: Community

Informal group: Indigenous peoples

General related topics: Equity/justice/fairness, First Peoples' rights

Historical period: 20th