Indigenous Peoples, Postcolonialism, and International Law: The Ilo Regime (1919-1989)

Hardcover | December 21, 2005

byLuis Rodriguez-Pinero

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Indigenous Peoples, Postcolonialism, and International Law: The ILO Regime (1919-1989) explores the historical process leading to the emergence of indigenous peoples as distinct objects of modern international law, through the activity of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILOis the institutional site for the two current legally binding international instruments dealing with indigenous peoples, Convention No. 107 (1957), and Convention No. 169 (1989). Based on careful research on official documentation and unpublished archival evidence, the book enquires into the origins of the ILO's historical interest in the living and working conditions of indigenous peoples, and traces this back to the organization's early concern on the conditions of life of'native workers' in colonial territories in the inter-war period. The book connects this early concern with the organization's regional policy in the Americas, where the 'Indian problem' became a priority on the organisation's agenda. These historical processes set the ground for the adoption, afew years later, of Convention No. 107 and Recommendation No. 104, instruments that translate the main assumptions of state development policies towards indigenous groups into international law. After an examination of the origins and content of Convention No. 107, the book sheds light on the process that lead the I.L.O. to reshape its old policies into the form of Convention No. 169, the most up to date and important international treaty dealing with the rights of indigenous peoples today.

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Indigenous Peoples, Postcolonialism, and International Law: The ILO Regime (1919-1989) explores the historical process leading to the emergence of indigenous peoples as distinct objects of modern international law, through the activity of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILOis the institutional site for the two current...

Luis Rodriguez-Pinero received his Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute, in Florence (Italy). He has conducted extensive research on the rights of indigenous peoples at the I.L.O. and other international organizations, as well as in various Latin American countries. He has also been involved in a number of cases relat...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:December 21, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199284644

ISBN - 13:9780199284641

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IntroductionI Historical Origins1. The Colonial Code: The ILO and 'Native Labour' (1919 - 56)2. The Internationalisation of Indigenism: The ILO and the 'Indian Problem' (1936 - 49)3. I.L.O. and Applied Anthropology: The Indigenous Labour Programme (1949 - 55)II The Language of Integration4. From Policy to Law: The Making of the ILO Instruments on Indigenous, Tribal. and Semi-Tribal Populations (1949 - 57)5. Constructing 'Indigenous Populations': Convention No 107 and the Modern Concept of Indigenousness6. The Language of Integration: ILO Convention No 107III The Fall of Integration7. Integration in Practice: the Implementation of Convention No 107 (1959 - 89)8. The Fall of Integration: the Revision of Convention No 107 (1975 - 88)9. The Language of Rights: Convention No 169 (1989)Conclusions