Making the Declaration Work

28 January 2010 | Downloads - publication

In addition to the UN report which was recently released by the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the book announced below has just been released by IWGIA, edited by Claire Charters and Rodolfo Stavenhagen, available for purchase at 20 euros, or you can download the book at the link below at no charge.

The table of contents can be found below as well.

Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Eds: Claire Charters and Rodolfo Stavenhagen  

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a culmination of a centuries-long struggle by indigenous peoples for justice. It is an important new addition to UN human rights instruments in that it promotes equality for the world's indigenous peoples and recognizes their collective rights.
 
The Declaration is the fruition of the work of scores of individuals over more than 25 years of protracted and intense negotiations. In a first for multi-lateral human rights negotiations, indigenous peoples, as rights-bearers, sat alongside UN and governmental leaders and diplomats, driving the recognition of their rights under international law.
 
The authors of this collective book, of interest to the specialist as well as the general public, were for many years intimately involved in the Declaration process. It tells the story of the Declaration from the inside, detailing its history, negotiations, content and broader significance.  Contributions come from the world over ranging from indigenous activists, to members of the Human Rights Council and its various working groups and mechanisms, as well as UN and governmental officials who engineered the process from beginning to end.

ISBN: 9788791563614
Paper - 390 pages

This book has been prepared with financial support from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:How It Came to be and What it Heralds

Claire Charters and Rodolfo Stavenhagen .....................................10

Part One: Beginnings

How Indigenous Peoples' Rights Reached the UN

Augusto Willemsen-Diaz .............................................................16

The Indigenous Peoples, the Working Group on Indigenous Populations and the Adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Asbjorn Eide ................................................................................32

The Contribution of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations to the Genesis and Evolution of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Erica-Irene A  Daes .......................................................................48

Part Two: Negotiating the Declaration

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Some Key Issues and Events in the Process

John B Henriksen .........................................................................78

International Indian Treaty Council Report from the Battle Field - the Struggle for the Declaration

Andrea Carmen ...........................................................................86

The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Breaking the Impasse : the Middle Ground

Luis Enrique Chavez .....................................................................96

The Human Rights Council's Adoption of The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Luis Alfonso De Alba .................................................................108

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: the Foundation of a New Relationship between Indigenous Peoples, States and Societies

Adelfo Regino Montes and Gustavo Torres Cisneros ................138

Responding to the Concerns of the African States

Albert Barume ..........................................................................170

Part Three: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Self-Determination in the Post-Declaration Era

S James Anaya .........................................................................184

The Provisions on Lands, Territories and Natural Resources in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Introduction

Mattias Ahren ...............................................................................200

Indigenous Peoples in Asia : Rights and Development Challenges

Chandra K Roy ........................................................................ 216

Cultural Rights in Greenland

Henriette Rasmussen ................................................................232

Statement by Mr. Kuupik Kleist , Premier of Greenland, 2nd Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Geneva, 10-14 August, 2009.......................................248

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the African Context

Naomi Kipuri ............................................................................252

Part Four: Implementing the Declaration

The Significance of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and its Future Implementation

Dalee Sambo Dorough ............................................................264

The Legitimacy of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Claire Charters ........................................................................280

Making the Declaration Work for Human Rights in the UN System

Julian Burger ........................................................................304

“Where Appropriate”: Monitoring/Implementing of Indigenous Peoples' Rights Under the Declaration

Luis Rodriguez-Pinero ..............................................................314

Cultural Supremacy, Domestic Constitutions, and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Bartolome Clavero ..................................................................344

Making the Declaration Work

Rodolfo Stavenhagen .................................................................352

When Indigenous Peoples Win, the Whole World Wins

Wilton Littlechild .....................................................................372

Annex

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.............378