Identify an issue confronting an indigenous nation that might constitute a violation of international human rights law under one or more of the international instruments we have studied.

Identify an issue confronting an indigenous nation that might constitute a violation of international human rights law under one or more of the international instruments we have studied. Second, write a paragraph raising the issue before the Human Rights Council and identifying the provisions violated. The violation can be an act or omission, and the state need not be the United States – it can be any UN member state. Remember that states can’t be charged with violating instruments to which they are not parties, so (for example) if the state is the US, the source of the law can’t be CEDAW. For purposes of the discussion, don’t worry about reservations, declarations or understandings, which might limit a state’s liability. Also remember that the UNDRIP is a declaration and aspirational, so if its text is cited as enforceable law, it must be as evidence of customary international law.

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