Indigenous Community Justice in the Bolivian Constitution of 2009
John L. Hammond
Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 33 no. 3 (August 2011), p. 649-681

The Bolivian Constitution was adopted in a referendum in 2009. Among many other important provisions, it legitimizes the practice of indigenous community justice. Indigenous justice differs in important ways from the national justice system and from the international human rights regime but it expresses a legitimate assertion by the country’s indigenous peoples of their cultural integrity. Read the abstract …