Indigenous sovereignty and crown sovereignty
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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.
Sovereignty and self-determination
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. However, this declaration is not a binding statement of international law – it is an unenforceable declaration of values by the UN General Assembly.
Agreement-making in Australia
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Textbook refers to Blackshield, T, Williams G, Australian Constitutional Law & Theory: Commentary and Materials (6th ed, Federation Press, 2014)
- ↑ (United Nations General Assembly, A/RES/61/295, 12 September 2007).