Propelled by the force of various transnational NGOs, especially La Via Campesina, the 2018 UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants, and other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) altered the land scape of Human Rights Law by recognizing a new group for protection, that departs from the traditional identity categories. Peasants as a group especially protected by Human Rights coincide with other protected groups such as women and indigenous peoples. Intersectionality can very well resolve some of the problems related with women farmers, but for indigenous farmers it seems more complicated. Following the use of UNDROP in local court decisions in Colombia this paper tries to explore the possible use and the shortcomings of peasant subjectivity by indigenous peoples in the greater Amazonian region, focusing on Brazil and Colombia, in their resistance against land concentration and infrastructure created to sustain and connect global agricultural production chains with the Amazon.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!