Date/Time: 25 August 2022, 17:30-18:30
Minority protection is a central element of constitutional democracy – and vulnerable minorities are particularly at risk when populists mobilise against liberal-democratic constraints on power. Rights and legal norms of indigineous peoples and other traditional communities are recognized by countries in all regions of the world, and at international level. These hard fought legal victories centrally include rights to self governance, and to natural resources. Yet, in many cases these protective legal regimes are rendered ineffective, and are easily – and in many cases increasingly – trumped by other concerns, often helped by countervailing legal provisions. In this roundtable, research on plural legal regimes from different regions discuss the challenges of making indigenous rights and autonomy stick.