Self-determination of indigenous peoples: The case of the orang asli

Rohaida Nordin, Matthew Albert Witbrodt

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This article critically evaluates the idea of 'peoples' as a legal concept under international law and its significance to indigenous peoples as holders of the right to self-determination. It further addresses the issue as to whether indigenous peoples are actually the holders of the right to self-determination and whether the content of the right to self-determination for indigenous peoples equates to the one currently granted to 'peoples' under international law. Finally, this article evaluates the applicability of the idea of indigenous peoples as 'peoples' or 'minorities' in the Malaysian context, particularly concerning the scope and content of the right to self-determination accorded to the Orang Asli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-210
Number of pages22
JournalAsia Pacific Law Review
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Self-determination of indigenous peoples : The case of the orang asli. / Nordin, Rohaida; Witbrodt, Matthew Albert.

In: Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2012, p. 189-210.

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Nordin, Rohaida ; Witbrodt, Matthew Albert. / Self-determination of indigenous peoples : The case of the orang asli. In: Asia Pacific Law Review. 2012 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 189-210.
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