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20 November 2014

Article accolade for professor

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Dr Julian Burger

Dr Julian Burger

Dr Julian Burger of the Human Rights Centre has been awarded the Peter Lyon Memorial Prize for an article exploring the impact of the colonial heritage on indigenous peoples in the Commonwealth.

Published in August 2013, ‘Indigenous Peoples in Commonwealth Countries: The Legacy of the Past and Present-Day Struggles for Self-Determination’ tries to understand why countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand were the last to accept that indigenous peoples had a right to self-determination.

Founded in memory of a former editor of The Round Table journal, the annual Peter Lyon Memorial Prize is awarded by the journal’s publisher Routledge for the best policy-oriented article on a theme of significance for the contemporary Commonwealth.

Dr Burger, a Visiting Professor at Essex, is a Fellow of the Human Rights Consortium at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. He previously worked at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for 20 years during which time he headed the programme on indigenous peoples and minorities.

Read Dr Burger’s article in full (subscribers only).

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