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spring 2020

JUR-3624 The rights of indigenous peoples - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.07.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Law


Tromsø |

Type of course

The student must be enrolled in the Master programme in Indigenous Studies at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway

Course content

The course provides a general overview over the rights indigenous peoples, communities and individuals are beneficiaries of under the international legal system, with a particular focus on the right to self-determination and land and resource rights.

The course includes elements of history of international law and political philosophy, as a background to properly understanding the international indigenous rights regime.

Objectives of the course

The rights of indigenous peoples is a course offered at master degree level and is offered in the spring semester. The course is mandatory for students on the Masters Programme in Indigenous Studies.

This course specification should be seen together with the study plan for the Master of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies.


The student must be enrolled in the Master programme in Indigenous Studies at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The teaching is provided through a mixture of lectures and seminars, in total 10h. The students are expected to be prepared and active during the seminars in discussing legal approaches to the issues at hand. Students are expected to study independently in periods of no seminars or lectures.


The course is assessed through a written home exam (five days).

The grading scale of A to F is applied, where F constitutes fail. Students who fail their examination are entitled for to re-sit it, cf. Regulations for examinations at the University of Tromsø Sec. 22.

Date for examination

Take-home assignment hand out date 20.04.2020 hand in date 24.04.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


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Øye, Lene Emilie

Rådgiver - Internasjonal koordinator
Telefon: +4777625224 lene.e.oye@uit.no

Mattias Åhren

Telefon: +4777646915 jon.m.ahren@uit.no