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Area of Law: Indigenous law


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One subject heading used is Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc


Indigenous Law

This guide covers indigenous or aboriginal law, and legal issues affecting indigenous peoples.

"Australian law recognises certain aspects of Aboriginal law and custom within its own system. This includes such things as traditional rights to fishing, or land rights, community involvement in rehabilitating or punishing criminal offenders. Some of this law stems from developments in international law, and is generally reflective of greater recognition of the independent cultural identities of indigenous people across the world."  (From the Tasmanian Law Handbook - 'What is Aboriginal Law?')

See also The Law Handbook 2020 - 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law' 

Look at Halsbury's Laws of Australia - Title 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (via Lexis Advance) 

Find related resources on the Indigenous Cultures and Histories Library Guide

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