CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: 1. Status of Indigenous Peoples; 2. Economic Exclusion Discrimination; 3. Discrimination against Indigenous Women and Children; 4. Challenges to the Intellectual and Cultural Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples; 5. Indigenous Peoples' Right to Development; 6. Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; 7. International Obligations to Protect the Rights of Indigenous People; 8. Protection of Indegenous Peoples Under ILO Convention.
Vol.2: Comparative Analysis of Indigenous Peoples: 1. Indigenous People and Ethnic Invasion; 2. Indigenous People and their Relationship to Land; 3. Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights; 4. Indigenous People and Natural, Cultural and Intellectual Resources; 5. Indigenous People and Sustainable Development; 6. Indigenous Peoples and Native Americans; 7. Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean; 8. Indigenous Peoples of Vietnam; 9. Genetics of Indigenous Peoples; 10. Charter of the Indigenous Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests; 11. Futures of Indigenous Peoples.
People who inhabited a land before it was conquered by colonial societies and who consider themselves distinct from the societies currently governing those territories are called indigenous peoples. They live in nearly all the countries on all the continents of the world and form a spectrum of humanity, ranging from traditional huntergatheres and subsistence farmers to legal scholars. Despite the extensive diversity in indigenous communities throughout the world, all indigenous peoples have one thing in common - they all share a history of injustice. Over the last several years, the international system - particularly as embodied in United Nations and other international institutions - has exhibited a renewed concerns of indigenous peoples. This book is an indepth study of the rights of indigenous peoples. It looks at the socioeconomic status, human rights situation and burning issues of indigenous peoples around the world. It also discusses the role of international laws and modern human rights programmes to protect the indigenous peoples' aspirations to survive as distinct communities in control of their own destinies. This book will have a wide audience including anthropologists, sociologists, demographers, development studies specialists in addition to activists working in organizations dealing with the issues of indigenous peoples.