Can UNDRIP Be Enforced?

By Duane Champagne March 5, 2012

It was four and a half years ago—September 13, 2007 to be precise—that the U.N. General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The product of 30 years of negotiations among indigenous organizations, indigenous leaders and U.N. agencies, the declaration enshrines the individual human rights and collective rights of Indigenous Peoples in terms of self-government, land, education, employment, health and other areas.

It’s a bold vision. But can it be upheld? More

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