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Ursprungs- och minoritetsrättigheter vs narkotikakonventionens integritet? : en kartläggning av kokabladets betydelse i Bolivia ur ett ursprungs- och minoritetsperspektiv

Duchén, Isabel LU (2011) MRSK30 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This essay aims to discuss the complicacy concerning minority and indigenous rights and its complex relation to other international law instruments. In this research I focus on the situation that occurred when the Bolivian president sent an amendment to the Secretary General concerning the withdrawal of the two articles regarding coca leaf-chewing in the Single Convention on Drugs. The member-states, part in this convention, had an 18 months period to request the Bolivian amendment and among all, Sweden and USA sent in their protests in January 2011 to stop this amendment to enforce. The main argument for those protests were the integrity of the Single Convention and the main argument of the Bolivian president Morales were the indigenous... (More)
This essay aims to discuss the complicacy concerning minority and indigenous rights and its complex relation to other international law instruments. In this research I focus on the situation that occurred when the Bolivian president sent an amendment to the Secretary General concerning the withdrawal of the two articles regarding coca leaf-chewing in the Single Convention on Drugs. The member-states, part in this convention, had an 18 months period to request the Bolivian amendment and among all, Sweden and USA sent in their protests in January 2011 to stop this amendment to enforce. The main argument for those protests were the integrity of the Single Convention and the main argument of the Bolivian president Morales were the indigenous and cultural rights which he claim are supported by several human rights documents. This essay will discuss the issue of the coca leaf and its relation to the minority and indigenous rights in two perspectives, one is the international law issues that occur and whether there exist a norm hierarchy within the international law framework. The other perspective will focus on the coca leaf and its function within the Bolivian context and aim to investigate the coca leaf and its cultural and social relation to Bolivian society. The thoroughgoing theoretical theme in this essay is the discussion around the definitions of the terms minority and indigenous in international law and how these definitions can be understood and implemented in reality. (Less)
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author
Duchén, Isabel LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20111
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
cocaleros, Human Rights, Bolivia, coca leaf, Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Indigenous and Minority rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
2064146
date added to LUP
2011-09-30 09:44:54
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {This essay aims to discuss the complicacy concerning minority and indigenous rights and its complex relation to other international law instruments. In this research I focus on the situation that occurred when the Bolivian president sent an amendment to the Secretary General concerning the withdrawal of the two articles regarding coca leaf-chewing in the Single Convention on Drugs. The member-states, part in this convention, had an 18 months period to request the Bolivian amendment and among all, Sweden and USA sent in their protests in January 2011 to stop this amendment to enforce. The main argument for those protests were the integrity of the Single Convention and the main argument of the Bolivian president Morales were the indigenous and cultural rights which he claim are supported by several human rights documents. This essay will discuss the issue of the coca leaf and its relation to the minority and indigenous rights in two perspectives, one is the international law issues that occur and whether there exist a norm hierarchy within the international law framework. The other perspective will focus on the coca leaf and its function within the Bolivian context and aim to investigate the coca leaf and its cultural and social relation to Bolivian society. The thoroughgoing theoretical theme in this essay is the discussion around the definitions of the terms minority and indigenous in international law and how these definitions can be understood and implemented in reality.},
  author       = {Duchén, Isabel},
  keyword      = {cocaleros,Human Rights,Bolivia,coca leaf,Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs,Indigenous and Minority rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ursprungs- och minoritetsrättigheter vs narkotikakonventionens integritet? : en kartläggning av kokabladets betydelse i Bolivia ur ett ursprungs- och minoritetsperspektiv},
  year         = {2011},
}