The Destruction of Identity: Cultural Genocide and Indigenous Peoples

  title={The Destruction of Identity: Cultural Genocide and Indigenous Peoples},
  author={Lindsey N. Kingston},
  journal={Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={63 - 83}
International law defines genocide in terms of violence committed “with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group,” yet this approach fails to acknowledge the full impacts of cultural destruction. There is insufficient international discussion of “cultural genocide,” which is a particular threat to the world's indigenous minorities. Despite the recent adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which acknowledges the rights… 

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