Contradiction in International Law

Author
Angela Bunch
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Americas Quarterly
Volume
0
Issue Number
0
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Council of the Americas
Abstract
Indigenous peoples' control over natural resources continues to be one of the most controversial issues in international law. Numerous international human rights treaties recognize Indigenous communities' right to be consulted over the use of resources on or beneath their communal lands. But international law tends to consider third parties' exploitation of natural resources on Indigenous land to be legal—as long as Indigenous rights to consultation, participation and redress, among other rights, are met.