Ritically evaluate the regime for protection of indigenous peoplesa rights under international human rights law.
The structure of the essay is very important and obviously it should be clear. It should include introduction, emphasizing what we are going to look at (app. 400 words); main body; conclusion, laying out what were the main points of the paper (app. 400 words).
The main instruments:
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
International labour organization Convention No. 169
Convention on Biological Diversity
United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities
Council Resolution on Indigenous Peoples within the Framework of the Development Cooperation of the Community and Members States
Inter-American Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
American Charter on human and peoplesa rights
The American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
African Charter on Human and Peoplesa Rights
The essay may include many other legal instruments.
Essay can also include the issues of Indigenous Peoples and the European Union; Indigenous Peoples and the Organization of American States; situation of indigenous peoplesa in Africa, etc.
There should be cases as well, however, it should not be particularly a case study. Cases should be used in order to link legal instruments with reality. The author can mention Ogoni case, Lubicon lake Band v Canada, Mahuika v new Zealand, Diergaardt v Nabimia, Mabo and Others v the State of Queensland, cases of American indigenous people and many others.
The number of sources should be not less then 30. They all should be relevant. For instance, some of them:
H. J. Steiner and P. Alston, International Human Rights in Context, 3nd. Ed., (2008)
Rhona K M Smith, Texts and Materials on International Human Rights, Routledge (4th Ed) Routledge (2010)
Moeckli, Shah and Sivakumaran, (eds) International Human Rights Law (2010)
Brownlie and Goodwin-Gill, Basic Documents on Human Rights 6th (2010); or Ghandi, Blackstoneas International Human Rights Documents, 7th Edition, (OUP 2010)
All conventions should be included in the bibliography list as well. The style of referencing is OSCOLA. It should be done properly including page numbers.
Essay should be focused on the regimes of protection of Indigenous Peoples and the author should be critical while analyzing the material.