Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


Examination of global law of Indigenous rights, with specific application to bearing of this area of law on resource development. Specific topics will be adapted annually in light of emerging issues and scholarly work but will include UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) provisions on land rights, resource rights, and consultation/FPIC; other selected international law materials on Indigenous rights at a global level, comparative legal approaches to doctrine of Aboriginal title; legal status and content of ‘duty to consult’/consultation with Indigenous peoples and ‘free,prior, and informed consent’, implications for selected resource sectors or resource-related infrastructure projects.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of J.D. degree or permission of the instructor.

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