44149 - International Court of Indigenous Peoples

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Sianne Tsandidis

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In the realm of Human Rights and, more generally speaking, that of Indigenous Peoples, a new front is opening which will concern the creation of an International Court of Justice for Indigenous Peoples. The original idea came from the peoples of the Pacific and the Caribbean, but quickly, an alliance was also forged with Western Armenia. Since there is a multitude of problems concerning Indigenous Peoples, and the International Court of Justice in The Hague already has a spate of cases before it, there has arisen a need for a new legal instrument. The International Court of Justice for Indigenous Peoples could possibly have its headquarters in Geneva where the Palace of Nations is already based. This court would consist of nine judges who would be chosen from amongst the leaders of Indigenous Peoples so that they might effectively resolve serious issues concerning a great number of Indigenous Peoples. In order for this vision to become a reality, we must fight hard, because there will inevitably be some states that will oppose the idea. As such, studies have already begun for the establishment of this most significant vision.