Publications

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The concept note and program for the seminar ”The World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: Outcomes in Contexts” held April 25-26, 2015 at Columbia University, New York.

The conference was co-sponsored by The Sami and Indigenous Rights Group at the Arctic University of Norway, UiT as well as the following Columbia University institutes: The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, The Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and The University Seminar on Indigenous Studies.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Access to justice is a demand that increasingly underlies the major debates of our time, whether in the area of economic, political and social development, peace, human rights or culture. The issue is a bridge between the past, the present and the future as it refers to the entrenched marginalization of and systemic discrimination against members or groups of society. Access to justice is the stepping stone to address or remedy injustice. No area of human endeavor has given more meaning and normative content to the concept of access to justice than the human rights area, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is within this rich human rights context that the effort to breathe new life to the struggle of Indigenous Peoples’ access to justice should be viewed. The mobilization around access to justice is shedding light on the concrete steps that can be followed for Indigenous Peoples’ access to justice to materialize.