Some human rights are worth more than others: The Northern Territory Intervention and the Alice Springs Town Camps

Alternative Law Journal
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Alternative Law Journal, 2010, April 2000, 35 (1), pp. 13 - 17
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Australia's legally binding obligations at international law to respect, protect and reinvigorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander' cultural rights are unambiguously stated in numerous instruments. These include the United Nations' International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination CRace Convention'), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In particular, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination CCERD'), which monitors compliance with the Race Convention, has identified specific obligations of State parties, including Australia, as they apply to Indigenous peoples in General Recommendation 23, although Australia disputes that such obligations are binding
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