New Scholarship on Selective Endorsement of UNDRIP by Settler Countries

Sheryl Lightfoot has published an article called “Selective Endorsement without Intent to Implement: Indigenous Rights and the Anglosphere” just published in the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 16, No. 1 Jan 2012.) — here: LIghtfoot IJHR 16.1 2012
Professor Lightfoot writes (and I am quoting from her):
analyzed the verbal commitments to the UNDRIP made by all four English-speaking settler countries. This analysis finds that they all engaged in a similar pattern of behavior that I call “selective endorsement.” The four of them each expressed how important Indigenous peoples’ rights are to international human rights. But, rather than accepting the UNDRIP as the internationally agreed upon set of standards, this group of countries attempted to unilaterally re-write those standards so that the four of them were already meeting international expectations without further changes to their domestic laws and policies.

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  1. Nick Reo March 5, 2012 / 9:34 am

    I’m excited to see Sheryl’s paper is out. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the heads up TT.

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