Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Workshop: The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples

On October 22, 2014, the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London will host a workshop on "The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples." The program is here. Here's the idea:
The issue of indigenous peoples and treaties is one of the most interesting and intriguing questions of international law. The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mentions in several places of its Preamble and in Article 37 rights granted by ‘treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous peoples are, in some situations, matters of international concern, interest, responsibility and character.’ The workshop will analyse the legacy of these historical treaties with indigenous peoples. It will also assess whether these instruments can play a role in fostering the rights of indigenous peoples within States at a present time.