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Recognition with Redistribution: Ethno-Racial Law and Justice in Latin America

This Dejusticia book presents an analytical framework and an empirical panorama of the reality of indigenous and afro-descendant rights throughout the region. To this end, it traces trends, advances and tensions in the regulation of cultural diversity and ethnic-racial justice through the analysis of four themes

 

This text documents trends in the regulation of diversity in the continent, as well as the recognition claims of Afro and indigenous communities that have taken place since the 1990s when “multicultural constitutionalism” emerged.

This “multicultural constitutionalism” has translated into very diverse – even contradictory – norms and practices within and between different countries. In many national contexts, the recognition of diversity has not gone hand in hand with the redistribution of resources and political power.

This Dejusticia book presents an analytical framework and an empirical panorama of the reality of indigenous and afro-descendant rights throughout the region. To this end, it traces trends, advances and tensions in the regulation of cultural diversity and ethnic-racial justice through the analysis of four themes: the right to prior consultation, criminal laws against racism, recognition of territorial rights And the implementation of affirmative action programs in higher education.

In the book you can also find some of the emblematic cases such as the implementation of the right to prior consultation in Peru, the situation of the Sarayaku people in Ecuador, and the regulation of the consultation in Chile.


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