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Sustainable Human Rights and Governance: The Quest of an Arctic Entity in Transition

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AbstractThis paper explores the subject of sustainable governance in Nunavut and analyses the efficacy of the Nunavut Human Rights Act and the Human Rights Tribunal. It argues that sustainable governance in Nunavut is linked with the issue of the efficacy of the human rights regime in the territory and vice-versa. The paper looks at how socio-economic conditions, self-reliable development of Nunavut and performance of its governmental institutions are vital for the prospects of sustainable governance and human rights in this Arctic jurisdiction populated by a majority of indigenous Inuit.

Affiliations: 1: University of Akureyri (Iceland)Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto (Canada); 2: University of


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