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Africa: sub-Saharan jurisdictions: Indigenous peoples

Subjects: Law - Foreign Law

Indigenous peoples of Africa

Primary sources & official policy

Also check national constitutions for specific protection the rights of indigenous peoples

Case law

Related Law Bod Guides


Journals and periodicals with relevant articles to indigenous peoples of Africa can be found in the International collection at Internat 300, and those specific to South Africa can be found at S Africa 300. Useful journals include:

African Journal of International and Comparative Law: shelfmark Internat 300 A40

African Yearbook of International Law: shelfmark Internat 300 A45

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights: shelfmark General 300 I124.6 (see vol. 14 (2007))

South African Journal on Human Rights: shelfmark S Africa 300 S20

Finding books on this topic

SOLO searches will probably reveal that other parts of the Bodleian - such as the

Bodleian Social Science Library
Bodleian Social and Cultural Anthropology Library
and the Bodleian Closed Stacks

have useful texts on the topic topic too!

Don't be too specific with your geographic element in the subject searches - try Africa, Southern & Africa to find relevant chapters

Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- [geographic unit]
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights -- [geographic unit]
Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure -- [geographic unit]

If you are interested in the laws and legal traditions before colonisation the separate page in this guide may help.

Please ask a member of staff for directions as books are likely to be in at least 3 different sections of the LawBod with shelf marks beginning eg S. Africa, Internat and/or General.