Chapter 6: Self-determination rights
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The adoption of a provision on self-determination in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) reflects a significant achievement by the Indigenous transnational movement. This chapter traces the evolution of international law that has permitted it to recognize Indigenous peoples as beneficiaries of the right to self-determination. It discusses whether Indigenous peoples are a so-called 'special case' or whether there has been a broader adaptation of self-determination, developing a number of facets of self-determination. The ongoing development of self-determination norms in the context of Indigenous peoples is significant and raises a whole host of questions, being both a major achievement but one leaving many future dilemmas even while supporting further respect for Indigenous priorities.

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Edited by Dwight Newman