Cultural Rights and International Law

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In this talk, Professor Alexandra Xanthaki will discuss indigenous peoples and cultural rights in the United Kingdom and in international law.

Alexandra Xanthaki is Professor of Law at Brunel University London, United Kingdom. She is the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights.A leading expert on cultural rights, Alexandra has over 50 publications varying from cultural rights of minorities and indigenous peoples to cultural diversity, cultural heritage, balancing cultural rights with other rights and interests, and multicultural aspects of international human rights law. Among her several publications, her monograph Indigenous Rights and United Nations Standards: Self-determination, Culture and Land (Cambridge University Press) is considered a reference source on the topic. In 2011 Alexandra co-edited Reflections on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Hart) and most recently, in 2017, Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Heritage (Martinus Nijhoff/ Brill).

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