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In this Regarding Rights blog post, 2015 CIGJ Visiting Scholar Yaprak Yildiz, discusses resistance to planned closures of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia and other regions.
Dispossession from ancestral lands and destruction of cultural practices, forced relocations to missions, reserves or stations, removal of children, and closure of communities have all been features of the Australian government’s policy of spatial control and surveillance of Aboriginal people. However, Yaprak argues that space is not only a sphere of domination but also a sphere of resistance and struggle.
Read the entire blog post on the Regarding Rights blog.
About Regarding Rights:
Regarding Rights is an initiative of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation and ritualism’, Regarding Rights provides a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.
Interested contributors should contact the editor Emma Larking.