Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

R2P and the ‘Protection’ of Indigenous Peoples

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

According to the UN General Assembly's 2005 World Summit Outcome, 'each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity'. Indigenous peoples, just like any other sectors of a State population, have the right to be protected against such dreadful violations of human dignity. They do not necessitate to be protected by State governments for the reason that they are unable to provide to themselves by themselves. When it comes to indigenous peoples State R2P extends to all collective and individual rights recognized by international law in their favour. The existence and nature of the State R2P indigenous peoples are confirmed by relevant international legal instruments and practice. The existence of R2P indigenous peoples' rights is confirmed at the domestic level, by both statutory provisions and judgments adopted/enacted in virtually all countries with a remarkable presence of indigenous communities.

Keywords: crimes against humanity; indigenous peoples; international human rights law; international legal instrument; Responsibility to Protect (R2P); UN General Assembly

10.1163/9789004230002_016
/content/books/b9789004230002s016
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation