Year: 2014
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Summaries of Jurisprudence: Indigenous Peoples

CEJIL is proud to present a new addition to the series Tools for the Protection of Human Rights: Summaries of Jurisprudence. The focus of the present publication is the rights of iindigenous peoples.

For several reasons, many indigenous peoples in different parts of the world have experienced the violent and systematic violation of theirrights. Among them are a lack of recognition and respect for their culture and customs, and other, various discriminatory practices.

This publication identifies key decisions and progress on the rights of indigenous peoples in regional and international courts of human rights protection.
We hope to contribute to the publication and wide-spread availability of the subject's standards produced by major international organizations among those working on this important issue and  facilitate their access and understanding to foster a better defense and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples.