Indigenous Peoples' Rights

The course offers the students an overview of the current status of indigenous peoples' rights following the developments of the last two decades.

Attention will thus be given to international legal instruments of relevance to indigenous peoples such as, among others, the 1989 International Labour Organization Convention No. 169 concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries, the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the 2007 United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


For students on the integrated master program in Tromsø, the course builds upon their knowledge of international law, human rights law and Sami law/indigenous peoples' rights acquired during the first and forth years of studies.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits15.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyLaw (broad programmes)
Teaching placeTromsø
Tagsindigenouslawunited nationsinternational lawhuman rights
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