Indigenous sovereignty and crown sovereignty

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This topic is within Principles of Public Law.

Contents

Required Reading

Blackshield, T, Williams G, Australian Constitutional Law & Theory: Commentary and Materials (5th ed, Federation Press, 2010) pp. 152-153; 178; 183-4; 195-7.

Supplementary materials: Mat 3a.

Overview

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Sovereignty and self-determination

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By virtue of Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 'All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development'.

It has been recognised that this right to self-determination is particularly relevant to indigenous people, though with qualifications. This recognition was enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007[1]. However, this declaration is not a binding statement of international law – it is an unenforceable declaration of values by the UN General Assembly.

Treaty-making overseas

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Agreement-making in Australia

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Conclusion

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End

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References

Textbook refers to Blackshield, T, Williams G, Australian Constitutional Law & Theory: Commentary and Materials (6th ed, Federation Press, 2014)

  1. (United Nations General Assembly, A/RES/61/295, 12 September 2007).
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