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Green State – Blue Country and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Article 3.
Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

Article 4
Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions

Article 6
Every indigenous individual has the right to a nationality

Article 9
Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right to belong to an indigenous community or nation, in accordance with the traditions and customs of the community or nation concerned. No discrimination of any kind may arise from the exercise of such a right.

ArArticle 10
Indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly removed from their lands or territories. No relocation shall take place without the free, prior and informed consent of the indigenous peoples concerned and after agreement on just and fair compensation and, where possible, with the option of return.

Draft Philippine Declaration of Human and People’s Rights

Draft Philippine Declaration of Human and People’s Rights December 10, 1990* Adopted for submission to the Filipino People by the Third National Congress of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights…

Draft Pacific Charter of Human Rights

Draft Pacific Charter of Human Rights Preamble The Parties to the present Charter, Recognizing that the peoples of the Pacific who have formed diverse cultures, customs and traditions are equal…

The State and the Global Ecological Crisis

Edited by John Barry and Robyn Eckersley Summary Countering the current view of many environmental activists that sovereign nations cannot provide effective environmental governance, The State and the Global Ecological Crisis offers analyses and case…

The Green State. Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty

The Green State. Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty, By Robyn Eckersley Summary What would constitute a definitively “green” state? In this important new book, Robyn Eckersley explores what it might take…

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4…