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Thread: United Nations DECLARATION on the RIGHTS of INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

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    Default United Nations DECLARATION on the RIGHTS of INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

    From the United Nations DECLARATION on the RIGHTS of INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

    http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/...s/DRIPS_en.pdf

    We can read that:

    'Article 3
    Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue
    of that right they freely determine their political status and freely
    pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

    Article 4
    Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination,
    have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing
    their autonomous functions.

    Article 5
    Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their
    distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions,
    while retaining their right to participate fully, if they so choose, in
    the political, economic, social and cultural life of the State.

    Article 6
    Every indigenous individual has the right to a nationality.

    Article 7
    1. Indigenous individuals have the rights to life, physical and mental
    integrity, liberty and security of person.
    2. Indigenous peoples have the collective right to live in freedom,
    peace and security as distinct peoples and shall not be subjected to
    any act of genocide or any other act of violence, including forcibly
    removing children of the group to another group.

    Article 8
    1. Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be
    subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture.
    2. States shall provide effective mechanisms for prevention of, and
    redress for:
    (a) Any action which has the aim or effect of depriving them
    of their integrity as distinct peoples, or of their cultural values
    or ethnic identities;
    (b) Any action which has the aim or effect of dispossessing
    them of their lands, territories or resources;
    (c) Any form of forced population transfer which has the aim
    or effect of violating or undermining any of their rights;
    (d) Any form of forced assimilation or integration;
    (e) Any form of propaganda designed to promote or incite
    racial or ethnic discrimination directed against them.

    Article 9

    Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right to belong to an
    indigenous community or nation, in accordance with the traditions
    and customs of the community or nation concerned. No discrimination
    of any kind may arise from the exercise of such a right.'

    (http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/countr...54ce01c,0.html, this link shows that the UNHCR states there exists an indigenous population of Ireland).

    In light of these articles, what does this say about our right, as Irish people, to self determination for our culture and community in relation to the current state of affairs? What affect, if any, does our shared currency have on our right as listed in 'Article 4' for example? What affect does immigration have, if any, on our rights to not have 'forced assimilation or destruction of their culture' as listed in 'Article 8'? The Maori, for example, are actively able to claim protection under these Articles and yet they have only been in New Zealand for about 750 years. I think these Articles show that; there exists as it stands violations our rights as an Indigenous people in Ireland largely because of the latter two points do have and affect on these rights, we do not have financial automomy we have been subjected to forced assimilation.
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    I can already see where this is going...

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    Which of Ireland's many invading hordes do you proclaim to be the indigenous Irish?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Which of Ireland's many invading hordes do you proclaim to be the indigenous Irish?
    There is very little genetic variation in the Irish gene pool.
    Would you ask this same question to the Maori?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Which of Ireland's many invading hordes do you proclaim to be the indigenous Irish?
    Everyone prior to say 1500, anyone after is not real Irish.
    Britain operated death squads - ''97% of the Loyalists I interviewed were working directly for the State.'' - Nuala O'Loan. #FreeAhedTamimi

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewDawn1 View Post
    There is very little genetic variation in the Irish gene pool.
    Are you saying I'm like drummed?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Fir Bolg are the true Irish, the rest can bugger off our patch.

    Especially them Tuatha de Danaan.. never been anything but trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Everyone prior to say 1500, anyone after is not real Irish.
    why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewDawn1 View Post
    why is that?
    He's being sarcastic! dibdib
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    More twaddle from a discredited organisation that bestows unearned respectability and intellectual rigour upon member states whilst creating a charter for feckless charlatans.

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