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A study of the forcible removal of indigenous children in Australia committed by the Australian government

Jarl, Emily LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The main purpose for the undertaking of this study is to analyze the origin, reason and consequence of the human rights violations committed in Australia, how they could occur after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and, lastly, the reason for their survival and continuation until the early 1970's.

This study will also cast a light on the particular case concerning the removal of the aboriginal children from their families following the international law and conventions ratified by Australia, and whether the Australian government compromised certain human rights during their implementation. This thesis will draw parallels to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, ratified by Australia in... (More)
The main purpose for the undertaking of this study is to analyze the origin, reason and consequence of the human rights violations committed in Australia, how they could occur after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and, lastly, the reason for their survival and continuation until the early 1970's.

This study will also cast a light on the particular case concerning the removal of the aboriginal children from their families following the international law and conventions ratified by Australia, and whether the Australian government compromised certain human rights during their implementation. This thesis will draw parallels to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, ratified by Australia in 1949, and continue to discuss the racial aspects whilst comparing this particular case with similar events that have occurred on other continents.

The concept of maternal colonialism is inherit to any discussion surrounding a nation like Australia and, coupled with a description of its history, will form a crucial part of this paper.

The conclusion is drawn in this study that the theoretical perspective of the on-going mistreatment of indigenous people in Australia today descends from the empirical actions of past governments. In this paper’s analysis of past and current international laws, declarations and treaties on human rights it formulates strong evidence pointing to the fact that the Australian government compromised several humanitarian aspects in its actions, and, ultimately, committed genocide against their own indigenous people. (Less)
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author
Jarl, Emily LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Mänskliga rättigheter, ursprungsbefolkning, Stolen generations, Tvångsförflyttning, Omhändertagande, human rights
language
Swedish
id
2594993
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 14:04:36
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2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {The main purpose for the undertaking of this study is to analyze the origin, reason and consequence of the human rights violations committed in Australia, how they could occur after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and, lastly, the reason for their survival and continuation until the early 1970's. 

This study will also cast a light on the particular case concerning the removal of the aboriginal children from their families following the international law and conventions ratified by Australia, and whether the Australian government compromised certain human rights during their implementation. This thesis will draw parallels to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, ratified by Australia in 1949, and continue to discuss the racial aspects whilst comparing this particular case with similar events that have occurred on other continents.

The concept of maternal colonialism is inherit to any discussion surrounding a nation like Australia and, coupled with a description of its history, will form a crucial part of this paper. 

The conclusion is drawn in this study that the theoretical perspective of the on-going mistreatment of indigenous people in Australia today descends from the empirical actions of past governments. In this paper’s analysis of past and current international laws, declarations and treaties on human rights it formulates strong evidence pointing to the fact that the Australian government compromised several humanitarian aspects in its actions, and, ultimately, committed genocide against their own indigenous people.},
  author       = {Jarl, Emily},
  keyword      = {Mänskliga rättigheter,ursprungsbefolkning,Stolen generations,Tvångsförflyttning,Omhändertagande,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A study of the forcible removal of indigenous children in Australia committed by the Australian government},
  year         = {2012},
}