Role of International Organisation on Protecting the Rights of Indigenous people and Racial Discrimination: A Critique

  • Banupriya Balasubramaniam
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  • Banupriya Balasubramaniam

    Student at Tamilnadu National Law University, India

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The rights of Indigenous people in the international organisations are evolving among the world community. The potential significance of adopting international declaration & conventions in the development of international legal standards for indigenous people rights is the centre of study in this research paper. Various international organisations have adopted laws for upbringing the rights of indigenous people in the international arena. The International Labour organisation (ILO) has been actively contributing for developing their rights. Historically, the indigenous people are given very small significance and now their rights are being developed. This article will explore on various declaration and conventions of some international organisation and analyse the development of their rights in IO. It will criticise the legal documents which protects such rights and will try to identify the loopholes on such conventions. Some of the strategies and plans which have been implemented for the Indigenous people have not provided the expected results. Such failures will be discussed and the research will focus on attempting to provide positive suggestions to uplift the position of indigenous peoples rights in the International Organisation. The absence of active involvement of the indigenous people and racial discrimination among others will be criticised in the research. The main question whether indigenous people need special adhoc rights and convention or their rights can be gained with the existing international human rights declaration will be explored.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2974 - 2986


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