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JUR-3605 Indigenous Peoples' Rights - 15 stp

The course is administrated by

Det juridiske fakultet

Type of course

Students at the five year integrated master´s degree programme in law (Master i rettsvitenskap) may choose this course as a partial fulfilment of the requirements for the elective part of the programme's fifth year, cf. Studieplan for graden Master i rettsvitenskap ved UiT med tilhørende fagbeskrivelse for 5. avdeling.

Followed by necessary application and admission process, other students on master level may also choose this course.

Course overlap

JUS-422 Law studies special course: law of the sami 15 stp

Course contents

For students on the integrated master program in Tromsø, the course builds upon their knowledge of international law, human rights law and Sami law/indigenous peoples' rights acquired during the first and fourth years of studies. The course offers the students an overview of the current status of indigenous peoples' rights following the developments of the last two decades. Attention will thus be given to international legal instruments of relevance to indigenous peoples such as, among others, the 1989 International Labour Organization Convention No. 169 concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries, the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the 2007 United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Application deadline

For other students than those admitted to the five year integrated master´s degree programme in law (Master i rettsvitenskap), the following application deadlines applies:

Admission requirements

Students admitted to this course must be on master level and are required to have basic knowledge of international law.

For information about the application process, contact the UiT Admissions Officeor visit their web-pages.

Objective of the course


Having passed the exam, the student has:



Having passed the exam, the student is able to:


General competence

After passing the specialization, the student can:

Language of instruction

All teaching will be in English.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of a combination of lectures and seminars, comprising a total of 30 hours. 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.

Date for examination

Off campus exam hand out date 31.10.2022 hand in date 04.11.2022

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