Disentangling the conundrum of self-determination and its implications in Greenland

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Cambou , D C 2020 , ' Disentangling the conundrum of self-determination and its implications in Greenland ' , Polar Record , vol. 56 , no. 3 , 3 , pp. 1-10 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247420000169

Title: Disentangling the conundrum of self-determination and its implications in Greenland
Author: Cambou, Dorothée Céline
Contributor organization: Area and Cultural Studies
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Department of Cultures
Date: 2020-05-26
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Polar Record
ISSN: 0032-2474
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247420000169
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321943
Abstract: In 2009, the Act on Greenland Self-Government was adopted. It recognises that "the people of Greenland is a people pursuant to international law with the right of self-determination". Within this framework, the people of Greenland have gained significant control over their own affairs and the right to access to independence. Yet, the extent to which this framework ensures the right of self-determination in accordance with fundamental human rights can still be questioned. From a human rights perspective, the right of self-determination is not a one-time right. It is fundamental human right that applies in different contexts beyond decolonisation and which has implications not only for colonial countries and peoples but also for the population of all territories, including indigenous and minority groups. From this perspective, this contribution seeks to disentangle and analyse the different facets of self-determination in Greenland while considering the implications of the right based on the multifarious identity of the peoples living in the country as colonial people, citizens, indigenous and minority groups, including their claim to control mining resources.
Subject: 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
513 Law
Greenland
Inuit
Self-determination
Indigenous peoples
Independence
UNDRIP
Mining activities
Inughuit
RIGHTS
LEGAL
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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