RESEARCHING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW: About this site 1

Steven C. Perkins 2

Copyright 1992-2009, Steven C. Perkins. All rights reserved.

This is a revision of a document prepared for presentation at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. It may be reproduced for non-profit educational use if this notice appears on the reproduction.

This paper was originally produced in 1992, prior to the INTERNET and the explosion of information it has engendered. In updating it, I have tried to create links to online materials on indigenous peoples' and ethnic minorities' rights under international law. This paper is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to information on indigenous people. It is meant to be a guide to researching international law and indigenous peoples' and ethnic minorities' rights. This paper was originally delivered as part of a program on indigenous peoples' rights. Other speakers, Professor George S. Grossman, and Professor Kirke Kickingbird, covered American Indians. Because of that, this paper's coverage of American Indians is limited.

In 1996, Professor S James Anaya published the first edition of his excellent treatise on this area, Indigenous Peoples in International Law, New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, which has been updated and released as Indigenous Peoples in International Law, 2d edition, New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, (019517349X (cloth), 0195173503 (paper)). It is recommended reading for anyone interested in an in-depth treatise on the legal treatment of indigenous peoples.

In order to help to defray the costs of maintaining this site, links to Amazon.com have been placed in the Recommended Books section. This site will always be free to use.

Please send any suggestions for additional links or corrections to me at SCPerkins@gmail.com.

Other sites of possible interest:

: Indigenous and Ethnic Minority News Blog : Recommended Books :

I hope that this paper proves useful in your research.


note 1. Copyright (c) 1992-2009, Steven C. Perkins. All rights reserved. This document was prepared for presentation at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. It may be reproduced for non-profit educational use if this notice appears on the reproduction.

note 2. MLL, 1983, Univ. of Denver; JD, 1979; BA, 1976, Univ. of Cincinnati. http://stevencperkins.com/.