Indigenous Human Rights

Indigenous Human Rights

Edited by Sam Garkawe, Loretta Kelly and Warwick Fisher


"The language and concept of rights is one that Indigenous people turn to more and more. We all hold these rights by virtue of being human even if we have a different cultural construct of what those rights might mean in practice. This book makes a valuable contribution to those debates by providing a platform for the injection of perspectives from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as a number of overseas Indigenous lawyers and academics."
Professor Larissa Behrendt, Director, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, Professor of Law and Indigenous Studies, University of Technology Sydney

Indigenous Human Rights is an edited selection of proceedings of the Australian Indigenous Human Rights Conference, organised by members of Southern Cross University in February 2000. The collection covers a range of issues relating to Indigenous human rights including: racial discrimination and 'special measures'; removal of children; law and order; access to the United Nations; and prospects for the use of international law. One of the most important aspects of the book is the range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from Australia, the Pacific, north America, and Europe.


Published November 2001
Publisher Institute of Criminology, Sydney
ISBN 9781864874099
Australian RRP $33.00
International Price $31.00