The Role of Law in Ameliorating Global Inequalities in Indigenous Peoples’ Health
Indigenous Peoples, Law as Oppression, Dispossession, Assimilation, Discrimination, Law as Support, Protection, Indigenous Health, Ameliorative Law
State and international laws have often been instruments of oppression against Indigenous peoples, enabling and casting a veil of legitimacy over state actions that dispossess, assimilate, and discriminate. In the contemporary setting such law has, at times, come to be harnessed to support or protect Indigenous interests, including addressing Indigenous health deficits and associated injustices.
Constance MacIntosh, "The Role of Law in Ameliorating Global Inequalities in Indigenous Peoples’ Health" (2013) 41:1 JL Med & Ethics 74.