This chapter outlines the connections between Indigenous peoples and their environments, and how this relationship impacts upon the realisation of their collective human rights. It explores the emergence of the notion of collective rights, and highlights the interdependence of the right to selj~determination, land rights and cultural rights. It analyses existing international law and uses the example of climate change to examine the impact of environmental damage on Indigenous peoples' rights. It is concluded that a searching reappraisal c:f current approaches to Indigenous peoples' rights is necessary, and recognition if the unique vulnerability of indigenous collective rights to enl'ironmental degradation needs greater international attention.
|Title of host publication||Routledge handbook of international environmental law|
|Editors||Shawkat Alam, Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Tareq M. R. Chowdhury, Erika J Techera|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon ; New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|