Researching Indigenous Law. Legal Anthropology or Comparative Law? by Stefan Kirchner

Researching Indigenous Law. Legal Anthropology or Comparative Law?

byStefan Kirchner

Kobo ebook | July 3, 2015

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Law - Comparative Legal Systems, Comparative Law, , language: English, abstract: In developed countries, indigenous peoples are often portrayed as (noble) savages or as remnants from an other age. However, they are neither. While being different from the majority population, and all too often having been (and often continuing to be) oppressed, in recent years a change has become visible in the attitude towards indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples are first of all that, peoples - with their own cultures and histories. It is because of their particular lifestyle and relationship with an other culture, that they are seen as different. However, more and more indigenous peoples are taken more seriously in their own right. In this essay the research of indigenous legal norms by outsiders is investigated from the perspective of indigenous rights. Based on a premise of respect for indigenous norms, issues such as benefit sharing and access to research results are discussed, as well as research ethics.

RA Dr. Stefan Kirchner, MJI, is an international legal consultant, admitted to the bar in Germany (www.marine-consulting-eu). He has worked at the Law of the Sea Division of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin and at the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. He has been Assistant Professor for the Law of the Sea in Kaunas and Associate Professor for Fundamental and Human Rights in Rovaniemi. After serving as Co-Chair of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group of the American Society of International Law he now holds that position in ASIL's Law of the Sea Interest Group.
Title:Researching Indigenous Law. Legal Anthropology or Comparative Law?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 3, 2015Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3668010927

ISBN - 13:9783668010925

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