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Week 7: The Evolution of Rights 3

Felix Diaz and Mauricio Macri

7. The Evolution of Rights 3: Communal Rights and Indigenous Rights

How does the idea of communal rights relate to post-colonialism? How does multicultural citizenship work in Latin America?

Primary Sources:

ILO Convention 169

Camba Nation Declaration (Bolivia 2001)

Comunalidad, Jaime Martinez Luna, 2015 and Zapatista Communiquee's (widely available) Zapatista, San Andres Agreements 1995, 1996

Core Readings:

Kymlika, Will. Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. Oxford University Press, 1995.

David Lehman (ed.) The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Latin America. London: Palgrave Studies in the Americas, 2019.

Stamatopolou, Elsa, “Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations: Human Rights as a Developing Dynamic.”, Human Rights Quarterly, 16, 1994.

Further Reading:

Assies, Willem, Gemma van der Haar and André Hoekama (eds.) The Challenge of Diversity: Indigenous People and the Reform of the State in Latin America. Thela, 1996. (Chapter 1)

Anaya, S. James. International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples. New York: Aspen, 2009.

Corradi, Giselle. "Indigenous Justice and the Right to a Fair Trial.Human Rights Encounter Legal Pluralism: Normative and Empirical Approaches. Ed. Giselle Corradi, Eva Brems and Mark Goodale. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017. 97–116.

Shelton H. Davis, Land Rights and Indigenous Peoples: The Role of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Cultural Survival, 1998.

Héctor Diaz-Polanco, Indigenous Peoples in Latin America: The Quest for Self Determination. Westview, 2000.

Charles Hale 'Rethinking Indigenous Politics in the Era of the “Indio Permitido”', NACLA Report on the Americas, (2004), 38:2, 16-21.OR:

Charles R. Hale. "Neoliberal Multiculturalism: The Remaking of Cultural Rights and Racial Dominance in Central America." PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, vol. 28, no. 1, May 2005, p. 10-28.

Jones, Peter. “Human Rights, Group Rights and People’s Rights.” Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 21,1999.

Mala Htun and Juan Pablo Ossa, “Political Inclusion of Marginalized Groups: Gender Parity and Indigenous Reservations in Bolivia.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 1, 1 (March 2013): 4-25.

Kymlika, Will. Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. Oxford University Press, 1995.

Florencia E. Mallon. Courage Tastes of Blood: the Mapuche community of Nicolás Ailío and the Chilean state, 1906-2001. Durham London: Duke, 2005.

Florencia E. Mallon. The Defense of Community in Peru's Central Highlands: Peasant Struggle and Capitalist Transition, 1860-1940. Princeton, 2014.

Brian Owensby, "Between justice and economics : "Indians" and reformism in eighteenth-century Spanish imperial thought." in Lauren Benton and Richard J. Ross (eds.) Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850. New York: New York University Press, 2013.

Dan Rodrigues Levy and Raquel Dani Sobral Santos Of the Constitution of Cadiz to the Federal Constitution of 1988: The Conquest of Indigenous Citizenship in Brazil” Conpedi Law Review. 2016;1(2):33-54.

John-Andrew McNeish 'Beyond the Permitted Indian? Bolivia and Guatemala in an Era of Neoliberal Developmentalism', Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, 3:1, (2008) 33-59.

Stamatopolou, Elsa, “Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations: Human Rights as a Developing Dynamic”, Human Rights Quarterly, 16, 1994.