Can International Law Imagine the world of Indigenous children?

Martinus, Nijhoff Publishers
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International Journal of Children's Rights, 2007, 15 (2), pp. 283 - 309
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This article considers whether international law, which by its nature is universal and general, can contribute effectively to the establishment of standards and monitoring mechanisms which respond to local and concrete problems experienced by indigenous children? Two related questions are considered. Can culturally diverse standards of conduct be judged against universal standards developed (with their ontology) in a western institutional context, and can collective and group values be accommodated in an individual human rights framework?
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