Legal Regulation of Relationships between Small-numbered Indigenous Peoples of the North and Subsoil Users in the Russian Federation
This article analyzes issues of the legal regulation of relations between small-numbered Indigenous peoples of the North and subsoil resource users. The article outlines the international standards and Russian legislation in this field, and identifies deficiencies in the legal regulation of the relations in question. Finally, this paper presents recommendations for improvement of the state of relations and the law. The paper is part of a special collection of brief discussion papers presented at the 2014 Walleye Seminar, held in Northern Saskatchewan, which explored consultation and engagement with northern communities and stakeholders in resource development.
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