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The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law edited by Bodansky, Daniel; Brunnée, Jutta; Hey, Ellen (7th August 2008)

Part VI Actors and Institutions, Ch.36 Indigenous Peoples

Russel Lawrence Barsh

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 August 2019

Subject(s):
Indigenous peoples — Self-determination — Right to property
Indigenous peoples and their communities and other local communities have a vital role in environmental management and development because of their knowledge and traditional practices. States should recognize and duly support their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation in the achievement of sustainable development. Principle 22, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Indigenous peoples have sought to protect their way of life by asserting the indivisibility between indigenous culture and the land on which indigenous...
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