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Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Series edited by Mark Harris, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Glen Coulthard and Claire Charters.

The colonial modalities which resulted in the pillaging of the ‘New World’ involved wholesale dispossession, genocidal violence and exploitation of their original inhabitants. It was not, however, until the latter part of the twentieth century that Indigenous peoples attained some degree of legal recognition. This book series focuses upon the manner in which Indigenous peoples’ experiences of law have been transformed from an oppressive system of denying rights to a site of contestation and the articulation of various forms of self-governance. Encouraging a range of theoretical, political and ethical perspectives on Indigenous peoples and the law, this book series aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the experience of Indigenous peoples and their changing relationship with national and international juridical frameworks.  

  1. Indigeneity - Before and Beyond the Law

    By Kathleen Birrell

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and the Law

    As both a local and global discourse, myriad expressions of indigeneity and multiple indigeneities are evident in both literature and law. This book is concerned with the contrasting juridical narratives of the coloniser and the colonised – specifically, of non-Indigenous and Indigenous law – and...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Exploitation in the Postcolony

    Blood Minerals

    By Mark Harris

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and the Law

    Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Exploitation in the Postcolony: Blood Minerals examines how the legal frameworks of the global economy position the inhabitants of the postcolonial south in a legal and moral position that facilitates economic exploitation, juridical regulation, and dominion over...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law

    Raw Law

    By Irene Watson

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and the Law

    This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal legal system as it is embedded in Aboriginal people’s complex relationship with their...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge