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Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Secondary Sources

This research guide is dealing with a specific human rights issue relating to the rights of indigenous people. Thanks to Northeastern Law Students Nicole Santiago and Jenna Pollock for sharing their research results.

Research Starters: Research Guides and Portals

Research guides and portals provide a general overview of a topic with resaerch strategies and suggest important resources with citations.  

  • EISIL, Ethnic Groups, Minorities & Indigenous Peopleshttp://www.eisil.org/index.php?sid=419334235&t=sub_pages&cat=49 (last visited August, 28, 2013).
    • The Electronic Information Systerm for International Law (EISIL) hosted by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a portal to both primary and secondary sources of international law. 

Articles

Please, use the following databases to find relevant articles: HeinOnline Law Journal Library, Westlaw or Lexis law review and journal databases, LegalTrac, Index to Legal Periodicals, HeinOnline: Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, etc. I selected several articles you can begin with. 

 

  • Tiernan Mennen, From M'Intosh to Endorois: Creation of an International Indigenous Right to Land, 21 Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 37 (2012-2013). 

 

  • Jeremie Gilbert, Historical Indigenous Peoples' Land Claims:A Comparative and International Approach to the Common Law Doctrine on Indigenous Title, 56 Int’l & Comp. L.Q. 583 (2007). 

 

  • Lillian Miranda, Role of International Law in Intrastate Natural Resource Allocation: Sovereignty, Human Rights, and Peoples-Based Development, 45 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 785 (2012). 

 

 

 

Treatises

Use our online Law Library catalogue, Scholar OneSearch to find books (treatises) relevant to this topic. I selected several books relating to the rights of indigenous people:

  • International Law and Indigenous Peoples by Joshua Castellino and Niamh Walsh, 2005
    • School of Law Library Stacks (K3247 .I58 2005 )

 

  • Property Rights, Indigenous People and the Developing World Issues from Aboriginal Entitlement to Intellectual Ownership Rights by David Lea, 2008
    • It provides a great overview of indigenous people and their property rights. Chapters deal with aboriginal entitlement and conservative theory (Chapter 1), individual autonomy, group self-determination (Chapter 2), customary land tenure and communal holdings and custom as law (Chapters 5 and 6), etc.
    • eBook is available through Scholar OneSearch
    • Also available at School of Law Library Stacks (K3248.L36 ).

 

  • Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by Steve Allen & Alexandra Xanthaki, 2011.
    • Request through ILL.

 

  • Reparations for Indigenous Peoples International and Comparative Perspectives by Federico Lenzerini, 2008
    • Chapters deal with international law, reparations for human rights violations and indigenous people’s rights, reparations for indigenous peoples, international, regional and domestic practice, operational strategies and best practices for ensuring reparation for indigenous peoples.
    • eBook is available through Scholar OneSearch
    • Also available at School of Law Library Stacks (K3247.R47).

 

  • Transforming Law and Institution: Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations and Human Rights by Rhiannon Morgan, 2011.
    • School of Law Library Stacks (JZ4974 .M67 2011).

 

  • Indigenous Peoples and Real Estate Valuation (Editors: Garrick Small, Rachel M. Malmgren, Robert A. Simons, Research Issues in Real Estate, Volume 10, Springer, 2008.
    • eBook is available through Scholar OneSearch

 

  • Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability: Cases and Actions by IUCN Inter-Commission Task Force on Indigenous Peoples, 1997.
    • Request through ILL.

 

  • Indigenous Peoples, the Environment and Law: An Anthology by Lawrence Watters,Durham, 2004
    • Available at School of Law Library Stacks (K3247 .I533 2004)

 

  • Indigenous Peoples and the Human Rights-based Approach to Development: Engaging in Dialogue, Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Development Program Regional Centrein Bangkok, 2007.
    • School of Law Library Stacks (HC415.E44 I64 2007).

 

  • In the way: Indigenous peoples, Life projects, and Development by Mario Blaser, Harvey A Feit & Glenn McRae, 2004.
    • Request through ILL.

 

  • The Right to Development: Obligations of States and the Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples by Margot E Salomon, Arjun Sengupta; Minority Rights Group, 2003.
    • Request through ILL.