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Indigenous Self-Determination and the Legitimacy of Sovereign States

Keal, Paul


Self-determination is the cardinal right sought by Indigenous peoples and in practice it may require states to accept divisible sovereignty. For most states, self-determination is framed by decolonization and is applicable to Indigenous peoples only in limited senses of self-government within state structures. Self-determination, however, is enshrined in key human rights documents and by denying Indigenous peoples the right to it, they jeopardize the legitimacy of the human rights regime, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: International Politics: a journal of transnational issues and global problems
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800189


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