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dc.contributor.authorMazel, O
dc.date.available2020-02-17T00:38:32Z
dc.date.available2018-04-13
dc.date.available2018-04-13
dc.date.issued2018-04-18
dc.identifierpii: ijerph15040789
dc.identifier.citationMazel, O. (2018). Indigenous Health and Human Rights: A Reflection on Law and Culture. International Journal of Environment, Resources and Public Health, 15 (4), pp.789-812. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15040789.
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/234270
dc.description.abstractIn Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples bear a greater burden of disease and have lower life expectancy than their non-Indigenous counterparts. These combined indicators are evidence of an entrenched health crisis in the Indigenous population that is linked to systemic disadvantage over many decades. In an effort to improve life expectancy and lessen the burden of disease, a number of strategies and national frameworks now embed a human rights-based approach to achieving health equality. This paper explores the application of human rights to Indigenous health and examines the inherent tensions that exist in engaging a system of law based on universal assumptions of the Enlightenment to advance Indigenous rights. What becomes apparent through this exploration is that the strategic approach of Indigenous peoples’ use of human rights, despite its genesis in a system of law that
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.titleIndigenous Health and Human Rights: A Reflection on Law and Culture
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph15040789
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleInternational Journal of Environment, Resources and Public Health
melbourne.source.volume15
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages789-812
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1323619
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5923831
melbourne.contributor.authorMazel, Odette
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
pubs.acceptance.date2018-04-13
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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