WEBINAR: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
🌱 Kaikōrero / Speakers: Dominic O'Sullivan + Claire Charters
🌱 Ringa hāpai / Chair: Papatuanuku Nahi
🔥 This session will be a 'fireside chat' with Claire Charters and Dominic O'Sullivan
★ CLAIRE CHARTERS ★
Ngāti Whakaue, Tainui, Ngā Puhi, Tuwharetoa
Claire’s primary area of research is in Indigenous peoples’ rights in international and constitutional law, often with a comparative focus. Claire is working on articles on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the relationship between tikanga Māori and the state legal system, tensions between human rights and Indigenous peoples' rights and on the legitimacy of Indigenous peoples' rights under international law, which will be published as a book by Cambridge University Press.
Claire is also working on a number of collaborative research projects including on Indigenous peoples' self-determination and the philosophical foundations of Indigenous law.
Claire is a member of the International Law Association's Committee on Indigenous peoples' rights. Claire was awarded a Royal Society Rutherford Discovery Fellowship in 2017.
Claire has typically combined her academic research and teaching with advocacy for the rights of Indigenous peoples at the domestic and international levels and is currently a trustee on the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples. In 2016 - 2017 Claire was appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly to advise him on enhancing Indigenous peoples' participation in the United Nations.
From 2010-2013 Claire worked for the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section, focusing on the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Claire is currently a co-director of the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law.
★ DOMINIC O'SULLIVAN ★
Associate Professor of Political Science, Charles Sturt University
Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan (Te Rarawa and Ngati Kahu) has published extensively in the field of comparative indigenous politics and public policy. His books include Beyond Biculturalism: the politics of an indigenous minority (Huia Publishers, 2007), Indigenous health: power, politics and citizenship (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015), Indigeneity: a politics of potential – Australia, Fiji and New Zealand (Policy Press, 2017) and with Russell Bishop and Mere Berryman Scaling-up education reform: addressing the politics of disparity (NZCER Press, 2010).
Dominic is presently researching the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and is a regular public commentator, writing for the Conversation, Open Forum, Newsroom, Oxford Human Rights Hub and Discover Society. He is a political commentator for ABC Radio.