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Author Koch, Anna
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Content type Text
Publisher University of Western Ontario
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Date Created 2014-10-26
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) J ♦ H
Subject Keyword Political science ♦ Fishing rights ♦ RAIPON ♦ Social Sciences ♦ North ♦ Oil and gas industry ♦ The Far East ♦ Indigenous peoples ♦ Russian Federation ♦ Siberia
Abstract After more than 20 years of active engagement in Indigenous issues, RAIPON, the umbrella organization of the Indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East, was ordered to suspend its activities by the Russian Ministry of Justice in November 2012. Eventually, this order was withdrawn provided that RAIPON changed its statute, which subsequently took place in early 2013. Why such sudden and definitive decisions? Apparently, the measures taken against RAIPON were due to its active engagement to defend Indigenous peoples' rights especially vis-à-vis the Russian extractive industry. A starting point for all possible explanations is thus the existing gap between the legal protection of Indigenous peoples' and its enforcement. The aims of this article are thus to gain a deeper understanding of the legal protection of Indigenous peoples’ rights in the Russian Federation, and to explore the interests and the politics lying behind the government attitude vis-à-vis Indigenous peoples.
ISSN 19165781
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-10-01
e-ISSN 19165781
Journal International Indigenous Policy Journal
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 4
Starting Page 3


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