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The Resource Rainforest Warriors : Human Rights on Trial, (electronic resource:)

Rainforest Warriors : Human Rights on Trial, (electronic resource:)

Label
Rainforest Warriors : Human Rights on Trial
Title
Rainforest Warriors
Title remainder
Human Rights on Trial
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Price, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Intended audience
College Audience
Intended audience source
University of Pennsylvania Press
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights Ser
Summary expansion
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
Target audience
adult
Label
Rainforest Warriors : Human Rights on Trial, (electronic resource:)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ssj0000811710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780812221374
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000811710
Label
Rainforest Warriors : Human Rights on Trial, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000811710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780812221374
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000811710

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