Indigenous Legal Relations in Australia
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Indigenous Legal Relations in Australia by Larissa Behrendt
Book DescriptionIndigenous Legal Relations in Australia is a comprehensive and clearly argued text designed to suit the needs of Law and Indigenous Studies students. An integrated series of chapters, utilising case studies and questions to develop arguments on specific issues, this text studies the issues surrounding Indigenous people's contact with Anglo-Australian law, dealing primarily with the problems the imposed law has had in its relationship with Indigenous people in Australia. This book is broad in scope and covers issues relating to sovereignty, jurisdiction and territorial acquisition; family law and child protection; criminal law, policing and sentencing; land rights and native title; cultural heritage, heritage protection and intellectual property; anti-discrimination law; international human rights law and constitutional law. Click here to view the launch speech by Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195562019
(245mm x 170mm x 22mm)
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Larissa Behrendt
Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights, Paperback (June 2016)
This book provides a comprehensive examination of the treatment of Indigenous peoples in international law and from a comparative law perspective. While scholarly in approach, it can also be used as a textbook for university students, and therefore covers a broad range of topics relevant to the study of Indigenous People and International Law.
Discovering Indigenous Lands, Paperback (January 2012)View all books by Larissa Behrendt
North America, New Zealand, and Australia were colonized by England under an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. This book analyses how England applied this doctrine to gain control over the lands, property, government, and human rights of Indigenous peoples, and how this control continues to this day.
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Author Biography - Larissa Behrendt
Larissa Behrendt, Professor, Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Chris Cunneen, Professor, The New South Global Chair in Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia, and Terri Libesman, Ms, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UTS, Australia
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