Indigenous rights in contemporary Latin America: land and natural resources

A.Y. 2020/2021
3
Max ECTS
20
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the workshop is to provide the students with an advance knowledge of the reality of a specific geographic area, as it follows the process of emersion, revindication and recognition of indigenous rights in Latin America through the last decades, while highlighting its historical, political, institutional, economic and socio-cultural dimensions.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the workshop the student will master the instruments that are necessary to understand the process of emersion, revindication and recognition of indigenous rights in Latin America in the last decades. The analysis of case studies, connected to the protection of the property rights on land/territories that were traditionally occupied and on the natural resources, as well as to the protection of the rights be consulted and to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), will provide the students with an opportunity to analyse and understand national dynamics, applied (or disapplied) norms, and the instruments that indigenous communities can use to invoke and enforce their rights.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the knowledge acquired will provide the students with the instrument that are necessary to deal with (and understand) the problems connected to the application and protection of indigenous rights in Latin America, thanks to an historical, political, institutional, economic and socio-cultural perspective.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second trimester
Course syllabus
Lessons will be between January and February 2021. More informations on the website of the course pn the platform Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).

The seminary lessons will deal the following themes:
Lessons are only reserved for the students accepted. The arguments of the workshop are:
- Indigenous peoples and their rights: what is intended for? Different prospects in studying (the historical approach, the political approach, the theoretical point of view, the sociological and the anthropological perspectives).
- The recognition of indigenous peoples in the international scenario.
- The definition of "indigenous people".
- The development in the relationships between indigenous peoples and national States in Latin America during the XIX and the XX centuries; the rising of indigenous rights in the Latin-American context.
- The recognition of indigenous rights in Latin-American legal systems. Peculiarities and problematic aspects.
- The diffusion of the 'modelo extractivista' or 'neo-extractivista' in Latin America and the indigenous rights.
- The protection of indigenous rights to lands and territories.
- Right to consultation and to free prior and informed consent (CPLI).
- The role of indigenous patronage.
- The competences and the importance of the Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos and of the Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.
- Analysis of some peculiar and actual cases (e.g. Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil).
Prerequisites for admission
It is preferable to have sustained the exam History and Institutions of Latin America or Latin America's History, Institutions and Rights but it is not mandatory.
To attend the lessons of the laboratory it is mandatory to subscribe sending an email to laboratorio.diritttindigeniamericalatina@unimi.it in the period reffered specifying the name, surname, identification number and degree course.

The limit is 20 students from SIE, GLO, GOV and REL.

As the maximum number of students admitted is 20, we will consider the chronological order of the mail arrivals. The confirm will be delivered in 24 h from the reception of the mail.
It is mandatory to attend the first lesson to be definitively registered.
Attending at least the 80% of the lessons is the requirement to be considered attending students.
Students without attendance are NOT allowed.

It is mandatory to attend the first lesson to be definitively registered.
Attending at least the 80% of the lessons is the requirement to be considered attending students.

Students without attendance are NOT allowed.
Teaching methods
Online lessons, talks with experts.
Teaching Resources
Book references and documental materials for the lessons will be uploaded in the Ariel website of the workshop at unimi.it: https://ariel.unimi.it/.
Assessment methods and Criteria
It is preferable to have sustained the exam History and Institutions of Latin America or Latin America's History, Institutions and Rights but it is not mandatory.
To attend the lessons of the laboratory it is mandatory to subscribe sending an email to laboratorio.diritttindigeniamericalatina@unimi.it in the period reffered specifying the name, surname, identification number and degree course.

The limit is 20 students from SIE, GLO, GOV and REL.

As the maximum number of students admitted is 20, we will consider the chronological order of the mail arrivals. The confirm will be delivered in 24 h from the reception of the mail.
It is mandatory to attend the first lesson to be definitively registered.
Attending at least the 80% of the lessons is the requirement to be considered attending students.
Students without attendance are NOT allowed.
Recognition of 3 CFU: full attendance at the workshop (at least 80% of the lessons) and the submission of a research paper in the terms and on an argument approved by the professor.
SPS/05 - AMERICAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Laboratories: 20 hours