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The Resource Rainforest warriors : human rights on trial, Richard Price

Rainforest warriors : human rights on trial, Richard Price

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Rainforest warriors : human rights on trial
Title
Rainforest warriors
Title remainder
human rights on trial
Statement of responsibility
Richard Price
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rainforest Warriorsis a historical, ethnographic, and documentary account of a people, their threatened rainforest, and their successful attempt to harness international human rights law in their fight to protect their way of lifepart of a larger story of tribal and indigenous peoples that is unfolding all over the globe. The Republic of Suriname, in northeastern South America, contains the highest proportion of rainforest within its national territory, and the most forest per person, of any country in the world. During the 1990s, its government began awarding extensive logging and mining concessions to multinational companies from China, Indonesia, Canada, and elsewhere. Saramaka Maroons, the descendants of self-liberated African slaves who had lived in that rainforest for more than 300 years, resisted, bringing their complaints to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In 2008, when the Inter-American Court of Human Rights delivered its landmark judgment in their favor, their efforts to protect their threatened rainforest were thrust into the international spotlight. Two leaders of the struggle to protect their way of life, Saramaka Headcaptain Wazen Eduards and Saramaka law student Hugo Jabini, were awarded the Goldman Prize for the Environment (often referred to as the environmental Nobel Prize), under the banner of "A New Precedent for Indigenous and Tribal Peoples."Anthropologist Richard Price, who has worked with Saramakas for more than forty years and who participated actively in this struggle, tells the gripping story of how Saramakas harnessed international human rights law to win control of their own piece of the Amazonian forest and guarantee their cultural survival
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights Ser
Rainforest warriors : human rights on trial, Richard Price
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Rainforest warriors : human rights on trial, Richard Price
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fj3ph
Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Africans discover America -- Earth, water, sky -- Sovereignty and territory -- Resistance redux -- Judgment day -- American dreams
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Extent
1 online resource (viii, 276 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203721
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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Specific material designation
remote

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