Academic Publications

By | 7 October, 2008

The following is a list of Professor James Anaya’s academic publications. The reports Professor Anaya has prepared as a UN Special Rapporteur are available under the Documents sections of this web site.



  • Anaya, S. James, Indigenous Law and its Contribution to Global Pluralism (October 7, 2009). Indigenous Law Journal, Vol. 6, p. 3, 2007; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No 09-33.
  • Keynote Address – Indigenous Peoples and International Law: Lands, Liberties, and Legacies, 31 American Indian Law Review 257 (2007)
  • Indian Givers: What Indigenous Peoples Have Contributed to International Human Rights Law, 22 Washington Journal of Law & Policy 107 (2006)
  • Divergent Discourses About International Law, Indigenous Peoples, and Rights over Lands and Natural Resources: Toward a Realist Trend, 16 Colorado Journal of International Environmental Lawn and Policy 237 (2005)
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Participatory Rights in Relation to Decisions about Natural Resource Extraction: The More Fundamental Issue of What Rights Indigenous Peoples Have in Lands and Resources, 22 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 8 (2005)
  • Book Review, European Conquest and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Moral Backwardness of International Society, by Paul Keal, 99 American Journal of International Law 306 (2005)
  • The Emergence of Customary International Law Concerning the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 12 Law & Anthropology 127 (2005)
  • International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: The Move Toward the Multicultural State, 21 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 13 (2004)
  • (published in Spanish as Derechos humanos internacionales y pueblos indígenas: hacia el estado multicultural, in Chandra Roy, ed., En defensa de la diversidad 1 (Saami Council, 2004))
  • Pueblos indígenas, comunidad internacional, y derechos humanos en la era de la globalización, in Fernando Marño & Daniel Oliva, eds., Avances en la Protección de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas (Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, 2004)
  • Los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, in Felipe Gómez Isa, ed., La protección de los derechos de los derechos humanos en los albores del siglo XXI (Univ. de Deusto, 2003)
  • International Law and U.S. Trust Responsibility Toward Native Americans, in Richard Grounds et al., eds., Native Voices: American Indian Identity and Resistance 155 (Univ. of Kansas, 2003)The Contours of Self-Determination and its Implementation: Implications of Developments Concerning Indigenous Peoples, in Gudmunder Alfredsson & Maria Stravropoulou, eds., Justice Pending: Indigenous Peoples and Other Good Causes (Essays in Honour of Erica-Irene Daes) (Kluwer Academic Press, 2002)
  • The Case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua: A New Step in the International Law of Indigenous Peoples, 19 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 1 (2002) (with Claudio Grossman)
  • The Impact of Indigenous Peoples on the Development of International Law, in The Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Southern Cross University 2001)
  • The United States Supreme Court and Indigenous Peoples: Still a Long Way to Go Toward a Therapeutic Role, 24 Seattle Law Review 229 (2001)
  • Self-Determination as a Collective Human Right Under Contemporary International Law, in Pekka Aikio & Martin Scheinin, eds., Operationalizing the Right of Indigenous Peoples to Self-Determination (Institute for Human Rights, Abo Akademi University, 2000)
  • The Protection of Indigenous Peoples Land and Resource Rights Under the Inter- American Human Rights System, 14 Harvard Human Rights Journal 33 (2001) (with Robert Williams, Jr.)The Maya Petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Indigenous Land and Resource Rights, and the Conflict over Logging and Oil in Southern Belize in Isfahan Merili & Valerie Oosterveld, eds., Giving Meaning to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Univ. Penn. Press. 2001)
  • Environmentalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: A Tale of Converging and Diverging Interests, 7 Buffalo Environmental Law Journal 1 (2000)
  • Indigenous Peoples and Their Demands within the Modern Human Rights Movement, in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Fifty Years and Beyond 149 (Yael Dineli et al. eds., 1999)
  • Superpower Attitudes Toward Indigenous Peoples and Group Rights, American Society of International Law (93d annual meeting proceedings) 251 (1999)
  • Contemporary Conceptions about Customary International Law, American Society of International Law (92d annual meeting proceedings) 41 (1998)
  • Maya Aboriginal Land and Resource Rights and the Conflict Over Logging in Southern Belize, 1 Yale Human Rights & Development L. J. 1 (1998)Brief of Lone Wolf, Principal Chief of the Kiowas, to the Supreme Court of American Indian Nations, 7 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 117 (1997)
  • Book Review, International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, Milton J. Esman and Shibley Telhami (eds.), 91 American Journal of International Law 588 (1997).
  • On Justifying Special Ethnic Group Rights, in NOMOS XXXIX: Ethnicity and Group Rights 222 (Will Kymlicka & Ian Shapiro eds., 1997)
  • Indigenous Peoples, the Environment, and Commercial Forestry in Developing Countries: The Case of Awas Tingni, Nicaragua, 18 Human Rights Quarterly 345 (1996) (with S. Todd Crider)The Native Hawaiian People and International Human Rights Law: Toward a Remedy for Past and Continuing Wrongs, 311 Georgia Law Rev. 309 (1994)
  • A Contemporary Definition of the International Norm of Self-Determination, 3 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 131 (1993)
  • Native Land Claims in the United States: The Unatoned for Spirit of Place, in The 1991 Cambridge Lectures (Frank McArdle, ed. 1993), reprinted in Cultural Survival Quarterly (Winter 1994)
  • Indigenous Rights Norms in Contemporary International Law, 8 Ariz. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 1 (1991); reprinted in substantial part in Getches, Wilkinson & Williams, Federal Indian Law: Cases and Materials 1021 (3d ed. 1993); and in Guruswamy, Palmer & Weston, International Environmental Law (1994); translated into Spanish in América Indígena, Vol. LII, Nos. 1&2, p.9 (1992)
  • The Capacity of International Law to Advance Ethnic or Nationality Rights Claims, 75 Iowa Law Rev. 837 (1990) and 13 Human Rights Quarterly 403 (1991), reprinted in Will Kymlicka, ed., The Rights of Minority Cultures 321 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1995)
  • The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and International Law in Historical and Contemporary Perspective, in 1989 Harvard Indian Law Symposium (1990), reprinted in Clinton, Newton & Price, American Indian Law: Cases and Materials 1257 (3d. ed. 1991)
  • Recent Development, Constitutional Law: Protection Against Illegal Search and Seizure — Blackie’s House of Beef, Inc. v. Castillo, No. 79-2358 (D.C. Cir., July 22, 1981), 22 Harv. Int’l. L. J. 670 (1981)
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