prosper musafiri on the right of self-determination

18Nov12

Prosper Nobirabo Musafiri, ‘Right to Self-Determination in International Law: Towards Theorisation of the Concept of Indigenous Peoples/National Minority?’, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 19, 4 (2012).

The problem of the concept of the right to self-determination under international human rights is that it is vague and imprecise. It has, at the same time, generated controversy as it leaves space for multiple interpretations in relevant international legal instruments. This paper examines if indigenous people and minority groups are eligible to the right to self-determination. If so, what is the appropriate interpretation of such right, in light of indigenous/minority groups at national as well as the international level?



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