A New Millennium for Indigenous Rights

These papers discuss and examine relevant intellectual property law, human rights, family law, international treaty law and international economic law.
Date Published :
June 2017
Publisher :
University of Buckingham Press
Editor :
Sarah Sargent
Language:
English
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Overview
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Over 25 years in the making, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is described by the UN as setting "an important standard for the treatment of indigenous peoples that will undoubtedly be a significant tool towards eliminating human rights violations against the planet's 370 million indigenous people and assisting them in combating discrimination and marginalisation."

About The Author
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Sarah Sargent is a qualified lawyer in the United States. Licensed to practice law (Licenses inactive) Colorado, Maryland, Kansas, USA. Her legal practice concentrated on issues of children’s rights. She worked for several non-profit organisations, including work  in the capacity of Managing Attorney and Director of Legal Services. Her legal practice included extensive litigation experience, and filing briefs of amicus curiae with the state appellate court on children’s rights issues. She is also one of the founders of the non-profit organisation, Kansas Association of Counsel for Children, which is an affiliate of the national organisation, National Association of Counsel for Children, and has served as a Board member and past President of this organisation. Dr Sargent also served a member of the Kansas Judicial Council Juvenile Offender/Child in Need of Care Advisory Committee for seven years. This group was responsible for a review and revision of state laws on juvenile offenders and children in care.