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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Gudmundur Alfredsson

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 September 2022

Indigenous peoples — Self-determination — Minorities — Refugees — Sovereignty — State practice

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 ‘We the Peoples of the United Nations …’, so begins the preamble of the United Nations Charter (‘UN Charter’). Today the term is mainly used in the context of self-determination and for other human rights, such as the right to development, that are often called solidarity rights (Development, Right to, International Protection; Solidarity Rights [Development, Peace, Environment, Humanitarian Assistance]). The term is repeated in the UN Charter, such as in Art. 1 (2) on the ‘respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples’ among the...
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