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Authorities and Precedents in International and Domestic Law for the Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Inter-Am. OEA/Ser.L/V/II.110, Doc. 22 (2001).


 

Article XXV

Nothing in this instrument shall be construed as granting any rights to ignore boundaries between states.


I. INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES AND PRECEDENTS

1. Charter of the United Nations (1945)

Chpt. 1, Article 2(4): “All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state...”

2. Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (UN 1960)

Declared that “[a]ll peoples have the right to self-determination” but declaring that “[a]ny attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purpose and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

3. Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations and Co-Operation Among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations

The Principles of equal rights and self-determination of peoples

"Nothing in the foregoing paragraphs shall be construed as authorizing or encouraging any action which would dismember or impair, totally or in part, the territorial integrity or political unity of sovereign and independent States conducting themselves in compliance with the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples as described above and thus possessed of a government representing the whole people belonging to the territory without distinction as to race, creed, or colour.”

 



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