International and Human Rights Law of Indigenous Peoples |
This course will explore some of the major contemporary legal issues facing indigenous peoples across the globe. The course will cover issues as far ranging as: how indigenous groups are defined under the law; ethical and legal issues pertaining to indigenous self-governance including the tension between minority rights, individual rights, and democratic precepts; the uneasy application of self-determination law to indigenous self-governance; the implications of human rights, environmental, intellectual property, and international trade regimes for indigenous peoples; and international legal texts affecting indigenous peoples, such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. At the option of the individual student, this course can be used to satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW).
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course will satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)