Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: indigenous rights

  • Interculturality and Brazil’s Marco temporal

    —Sebastian Abad Jara, LLM in International Law, University of Cambridge; Daniel Pereira Campos, PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian law on indigenous lands is perhaps one the most significant examples of a detachment between “law in books” and “law in action”, with a substantial impact on the rights of indigenous peoples.

  • I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum –The Illusion of Indigenous Representation

    —Guillermo Pérez, Researcher at Instituto de Estudios de la Sociedad; Graduate Student of the Ph.D. in Government of the University of Texas at Austin. On September 4th, 2022, Chileans overwhelmingly rejected the text drafted by the Constitutional Convention, even after achieving levels of citizen participation that were widely considered unprecedented.

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the “Common Good”

    —Armi Beatriz E. Bayot, University of Oxford Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] A recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows that the indigenous peoples of Latin America are an important line of defence against the destruction of the Amazon and environmental catastrophe.[1]

  • Symposium on Chilean Referendum Part IV: On the Debate of the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Peoples in Chile

    [Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the recent Chilean referendum authorizing a new constitution-making process. The symposium was organized by Professors José Francisco García and Sergio Verdugo, whose introduction is available here.] —Isabel Aninat, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez The Chilean Constitution, as well as all previous constitutions in Chile, is silent in regards to the recognition of the country’s ten indigenous peoples.[1]