Regents' and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy
E-mail: James Anaya
Office Number: 227
Office Phone: (520) 626-6341
Office Fax: (520) 621-9140
International Human Rights - Law 659 Constitutional Law - Law 606 International Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples (Seminar) - Law 527 International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop - Law 696N
SSRN Published Papers
An expert in International Human Rights and Indigenous peoples law, Professor Anaya is the author of the acclaimed book, Indigenous Peoples in International Law (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996, 2d. ed. 2004), and currently serves as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Professor Anaya has lectured in many countries in all continents of the globe. He has advised numerous indigenous and other organizations from several countries on matters of human rights and indigenous peoples, and he has represented indigenous groups from many parts of North and Central America in landmark cases before courts and international organizations. Among his noteworthy activities, he participated in the drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and was the lead counsel for the indigenous parties in the case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua, in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the first time upheld indigenous land rights as a matter of international law.
Prior to becoming a full time law professor, he practiced law in Albuquerque, New Mexico, representing Native American peoples and other minority groups. For his work during that period, Barrister magazine, a national publication of the American Bar Association, named him as one of "20 young lawyers who make a difference."
Professor Anaya served on the law faculty at the University of Iowa from 1988 to 1999, and he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Toronto, and the University of Tulsa.
|Harvard Law School, J.D. (1983)||University of New Mexico, B.A. (1980)|
Professional Work Experience
|Regents' and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2010 - present||Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations, 2008 - present||James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1999 - 2010||Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, Winter terms, 1998, 2002, 2003||Visiting Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Fall 1996, Winter 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007||Visiting Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law, Fall 1993||Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, 1988 - 1999 (Associate Professor, 1988 - 1992)||Staff Attorney, National Indian Youth Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1985 - 1988||Attorney, Luebben, Hughes & Tomita, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1983 - 1985|
|United Nations Publications: Numerous reports written as UN Special Raporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including reports on country situations, specific cases of alleged human rights abuse, and cross-cutting issues of concern to indigenous peoples. Reports are available at: http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/|
|International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice (5th ed. 2011) (co-author, with Hurst Hannum & Dinah L. Shelton).|
|International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples (2009).|
|Indigenous Peoples in International Law (2d ed. 2004).|
|Complete List of Publications|
Last Updated: 06/29/2012