Publication : « Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes »

Un livre intitulé Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes est récemment paru dans la collection de the Institute for the Study of Human Rights-Columbia University. Cet ouvrage est co-dirigé par Wilton Littlechild et Elsa Stamatopoulou.

Présentation (anglais)

Access of Indigenous Peoples to justice has been a fundamental demand around the world, especially after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is essential for the promotion and protection of all other human rights and is firmly rooted in the Declaration, as well as in international human rights treaties.

 However, access to justice is riddled with barriers for Indigenous Peoples ; who continue to face discrimination and inequalities in this context. For example, they are more likely to be the vitims of crime, to be charged with offences and to come into contact with police. The available data also show that Indigenous Peoples are over-represented in prisons.

 Following a request from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples prepared a study on this topic in 2013 and is conducting a complementary study in 2014 with a focus on restorative justice and indigenous juridical systems, particularly as trey relate to achieving peace and reconciliation, including an examination of access to justice related to indigenous women, children and youth and persons with disabilities (….). (1st paragraphs of foreword-P9)

Pour commander une copie de ce livre/Copies of the book are available from: Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, 1108 International Affairs Building MC 3365, New York, NY 10027, 212-854-2479, Fax: 347-620-9350, ishr@columbia.edu. http://www.hrcolumbia.org

Source : http://www.hrcolumbia.org/

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