A new dawn over the land: shedding light on collective ownership and consent.

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Gilbert, J. and Doyle, C. 2011. A new dawn over the land: shedding light on collective ownership and consent. in: Allen, S. and Xanthaki, A. (ed.) Reflections on the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. Oxford Hart Publishing.
Chapter titleA new dawn over the land: shedding light on collective ownership and consent.
AuthorsGilbert, J. and Doyle, C.
Abstract

It is now widely recognised that a profound cultural, social and spiritual relationship with their lands and territories is characteristic of indigenous peoples and fundamental to their survival. In spite of this fact, indigenous peoples have been and are repeatedly deprived of their lands, territories and resources. Present day economic imperatives arising from globalisation are putting new strains on indigenous peoples’ rights over their traditional territories. Driven by the demands of an increasingly globalised economy and the opening up of markets in developing countries to foreign direct investment, activities such as mining, logging, dam construction and mono-cropping are becoming synonymous with violations of indigenous peoples’ rights, resulting in ongoing tensions and conflicts between indigenous peoples, states and transnational corporations. Central to the realisation of indigenous peoples’ land and self-determination rights is their ability to ensure recognition and enforcement of these rights.
The aim of this chapter is to evaluate the potential significance of the adoption of the Declaration in the development of international legal standards regarding indigenous peoples’ land, territory and resource rights.

Book titleReflections on the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples.
EditorsAllen, S. and Xanthaki, A.
PublisherHart Publishing
Place of publicationOxford
SeriesStudies in International Law
ISBN
Hardcover9781841138787
Publication dates
PrintJan 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Sep 2011
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

With grateful thanks to the publishers for granting permission "for the pre-published Word version of this file to be published on our repository site."

LanguageEnglish
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