Indigenous Title and its Contextual Economic Implications: Lessons for International Law From Canada's Tsilhqot'in Decision

Dwight Newman
2015 AJIL Unbound  
International law on the rights of Indigenous peoples has developed rapidly in recent decades. In the latest phase of this development, international instruments on the rights of Indigenous peoples have increasingly offered universalized statements. However, the reality remains that the implementation of Indigenous rights must take place in particular circumstances in particular states. The form of domestic implementation of Indigenous rights may or may not connect closely to international law
more » ... international law statements on these rights, and there may be good reasons for that. This essay takes up a particular example of Indigenous land rights and a significant recent development on land rights in the Supreme Court of Canada.
doi:10.1017/s2398772300001471 fatcat:nlrran2tw5d5rhqyxwyrhfuouy