International Reports

Indigenous and State Justice in Latin America

by Susanne Käss, Dr. iur. Christian Steiner

Cooperation or Coexistence?

The ethnic diversity of Latin America represents a unique cultural treasure, but also presents major challenges to Latin-American societies. After centuries of cultural, social, economic and political marginalisation of indigenous peoples, awareness grew amongst these societies in the second half of the 20th century that there was a need to acknowledge and maintain the cultural heritage of the original inhabitants.