NEW DIRECTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
This call for papers seeks submissions for the AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section’s 2009 publication of selected papers. The Section will meet during the American Association of Law School’s Annual Conference on January 8th, 2009. The Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section Meeting will focus on “New Directions in International Law and Indigenous Peoples.” The University of Idaho Law Review will be publishing the papers on this topic accepted for publication.
The papers should address the themes of international law developments impacting the lives of Indigenous Peoples. With the passage on Sept. 13, 2007 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the international community has taken a major step in the direction of being responsive to the efforts of Indigenous peoples to bring awareness to global and local issues. Subject areas for papers may include: international human rights and Indigenous peoples; applying specific international documents to Indigenous issues; the increasing intersectionality of international and Indigenous law; the changing discourse over Indigenous peoples’ status in the international arena; influences of international law within Indigenous communities and jurisprudence; and related topics along these lines.