Dedicated Parliamentary Seats for Indigenous Peoples: Political Representation as an Element of Indigenous Self-Determination

(2003) E Law – Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, Volume 10, No 4

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 23/2017

37 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2016 Last revised: 15 Mar 2017

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Catherine J. Iorns Magallanes

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This paper focuses on the relevance of self-determination for indigenous political representation to the debate over indigenous participation in political processes. It presents the argument that decisions regarding indigenous representation in these processes should be better informed by consideration of the methods of best achieving indigenous self-determination. This paper examines indigenous political representation and it’s response in New Zealand and internationally to evaluate the effectiveness of dedicated parliamentary seats for Indigenous peoples as a means of self-determination.

Keywords: Indigenous political rights, self-determination, New Zealand

JEL Classification: K00, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

Iorns, Catherine, Dedicated Parliamentary Seats for Indigenous Peoples: Political Representation as an Element of Indigenous Self-Determination (2003). (2003) E Law – Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, Volume 10, No 4 ; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 23/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2725610

Catherine Iorns (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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