This chapter reflects upon the law-making process of the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (ADRIP). In particular, it describes the making of this instrument based on how the Organization of the rules of participation and negotiations at the Organization of American States (OAS) evolved to include the participation of indigenous peoples vis-à-vis member states. Revealing the process' history in light of the perspectives of the instrument's lawmakers provides clues to unveil the meaning of the text. The chapter includes some perspectives on elements of ADRIP relative to elements of UNDRIP.
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