The Role of the ILA in the Restatement and Evolution of International and National Law Relating to Indigenous Peoples

Timo Koivurova, Federico Lenzerini, Siegfried Wiessner

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Abstract

The main goal of this chapter is to explore the International Law Association’s (ILA’s) role in the restatement and ongoing evolution of Indigenous rights in international and national law. It first examines the way in which the main instrument for Indigenous peoples from a global viewpoint came into being and what its basic content amounts to. The chapter then assesses the role played by the ILA during the period of the first ILA Committee’s (Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) mandate in restating and influencing the evolution of international law as it relates to Indigenous peoples. It also examines the contribution made by the second ILA Committee (Committee on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the International Law Association) in ascertaining a possible implementation gap between international standards in respect of Indigenous peoples and the reality of certain cases on the ground, as well as the development of best practices to overcome it. Thereafter, this chapter draws conclusions on the ILA’s role in the evolutionary process of the law relating to Indigenous peoples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Actors and the Formation of Laws
EditorsKatja Karjalainen, Iina Tornberg, Aleksi Pursiainen
PublisherSpringer
Pages88-112
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-98351-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-98350-5, 978-3-030-98353-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

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