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2003-08Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/21814
Culture and the Judiciary: The Meaning of the Culture Concept as a Source of Aboriginal Rights in Canada
dc.contributor.authorNiezen, Ronald
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-26T12:33:09Z
dc.date.available2020-08-26T12:33:09Z
dc.date.issued2003-08none
dc.identifier.issn0829-3201
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/22518
dc.descriptionThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.none
dc.description.abstractThe author examines the current Canadian approach to the recognition of the rights of Aboriginal peoples. The discussion focuses especially on the conceptual and legal problems at the centre of the Supreme Court's cultural discourse. The Court's approach to culture, “cultural distinctiveness” and “cultural rights” does not concord with current anthropological or historical conceptions of culture. With this approach Aboriginal cultural rights tend to appear “frozen in time”. The Court's cultural ideas are based in part on expert testimony (from the perspective of Aboriginal peoples, amongst others), on human rights and on public opinion, but they also have their own inherent logic. They are essentially oriented toward political questions surrounding the sovereignty of the Crown and the claims of indigenous peoples to self-determination. The cultural discourse of the Court is inseparable from the tension between the liberal politics of equality and the specific rights and claims of distinct peoples.eng
dc.description.abstractL'auteur examine la démarche canadienne à l'égard de la reconnaissance des droits des peuples autochtones. La discussion porte surtout sur les problèmes, autant conceptuels que juridiques, au centre du discours culturel de la Cour suprême du Canada. L'approche de la Cour envers la culture, la “spécificité culturelle” et les “droits culturels” ne concorde pas avec les conceptions anthropologiques ou historique contemporaines de la culture. En particulier, cette approche a tendance à “figer dans le temps” les droits culturels autochtones. Les idées culturelles de la Cour sont basées en partie sur les témoignages des experts (y compris des perspectives autochtones), sur les droits de l'homme et sur l'opinion publique, mais ils ont aussi des qualités qui leur sont propres. Ces dernières sont orientées vers les questions politiques entourant la souveraineté de la Couronne et les revendications d'autodétermination des peuples autochtones. Le discours culturel de la Cour est inséparable d'une opposition entre une politique libérale d'égalité et les droits et revendications spécifiques des peuples distincts.fre
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc301 Soziologie und Anthropologienone
dc.subject.ddc341 Völkerrechtnone
dc.titleCulture and the Judiciary: The Meaning of the Culture Concept as a Source of Aboriginal Rights in Canadanone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/22518-2
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/21814
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages26none
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local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
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dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1911-0227
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1017/S0829320100007687
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleCanadian Journal of Law and Societynone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume18none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue2none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameCambridge Univ. Pressnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceCambridgenone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart1none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend26none
bua.departmentPhilosophische Fakultätnone

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