S. James Anaya

S. James Anaya

Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Professor S. James Anaya was on the law faculty at the University of Iowa from 1988 to 1999. Professor Anaya is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he received his B.A. in Economics, and is a 1983 graduate of Harvard Law School. Before he became a full time law professor, Professor Anaya practiced law in Albuquerque New Mexico, representing Native Americans and other minority groups. For his work during this period, Barrister magazine, a national publication of the American Bar Association named him one of “20 young lawyers who make a difference.” Professor Anaya has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Toronto, and the University of Tulsa. Among his number publications is his acclaimed book, Indigenous Peoples in International Law. And among his noteworthy activities, Professor Anaya participated in the drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and was the lead counsel for the indigenous parties in the case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua, in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the first time upheld indigenous land rights as a matter of international law.

Publications

Books

S. James Anaya, Indigenous Peoples in International Law, 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
S. James Anaya, Indigenous Peoples in International Law,. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
S. James Anaya, with Richard Falk and Donat Pharand, Canada’s Fiduciary Obligation to Aboriginal Peoples in the Context of Accession to Sovereignty by Quebec, Volume 1: International Dimensions. Ottawa: Canada Communication Group – Publishing [for the] Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1995.
S. James Anaya, with Renee Dupuis, Canada’s Fiduciary Obligation to Aboriginal Peoples in the Context of Accession to Sovereignty by Quebec: Papers Prepared as Part of the Research Program of the Royal commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Ottawa, Ontario: Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1995.
S. James Anaya, Symposium: Contemporary Perspectives on Self-Determination and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa College of Law, 1993.

Book Chapters

S. James Anaya, “Indigenous Peoples and their Demands within the Modern Human Rights Movement,” in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Fifty Years and Beyond, Yael Danieli, Elsa Stamatopoulou, and C. J. Dias, eds. Amityville, N.Y.: Baywood Pub. Co., 1999.
S. James Anaya, “Indigenous Peoples and Developments in International Law: Toward Change through Multilateralism and the Modern Human Rights Frame,” in Innovation in Multilateralism, Michael G. Schechter, ed. Tokyo; New York: United Nations University Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
S. James Anaya, with S. Todd Crider, “Mayagna Indigenous Community of Nicaragua: Moving From Conflict to a Convergence of Interests,” in Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies, Lakshman D. Guruswamy and Jeffrey A. McNeeley, eds. Durham, [North Carolina]; London: Duke University Press, 1998.
S. James Anaya, “On Justifying Ethic Group Rights,” in NOMOS XXXIX: Ethnicity and Group Rights, Ian Shapiro and Will Kymlicka, eds. New York: New York University Press, 1997.
S. James Anaya, “The Capacity of International Law to Advance Ethnic or Nationality Rights Claims,” in The Rights of Minority Cultures, Will Kymlicka, ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
S. James Anaya, “Native Land Claims in the United States: The Unatoned for Spirit of Place,” in The 1991 Cambridge Lectures, Frank E. McArdle, ed. Cowansville, Quebec: Editions Y. Blais 1993, reprinted in Cultural Survival Quarterly (Winter 1994).
S. James Anaya, “The Native Hawaiian People and International Human Rights Law: Toward a Remedy for Past and Continuing Wrongs,” in Symposium: Native American Law, Milner S. Ball, ed. Athens, Ga: Georgia Law Review Association, 1994.
S. James Anaya, “A Contemporary Definition of the International Norm of Self-Determination,” in Symposium: Contemporary Perspectives on Self-Determination and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa College of Law, 1993.
S. James Anaya, “The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and International Law in Historical and Contemporary Perspective,” in 1989 Harvard Indian Law Symposium. Cambridge: Harvard Law School Publications Center, 1990.

Articles

S. James Anaya, “Environmentalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: A Tale of Converging and Diverging Interests,” 7 Buffalo Environmental Law Journal 1 (1999-2000).
S. James Anaya, “Superpower Attitudes Toward Indigenous Peoples and Group Rights,” 93 American Society of International Law Procedure 251, (1999).
S. James Anaya, “Contemporary Conceptions about Customary International Law,” 92 American Society of International Law Procedure 41 (1998).
S. James Anaya, “Indigenous Peoples and International Law Issues,” 92 American Society of International Law Procedure 96 (1998).
S. James Anaya, “Maya Aboriginal Land and Resource Rights and the Conflict Over Logging in Southern Belize,” 1 Yale Human Rights & Developmental Law Journal 17 (1998).
S. James Anaya, “Brief of Lone Wolf, Principal Chief of the Kiowas, to the Supreme Court of American Indian Nations,” 7 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 117 (1997-1998).
S. James Anaya, “The Awas Tingni Petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Indigenous Lands, Loggers, and Government Neglect in Nicaragua,” 9 St. Thomas Law Review 157 (1996-1997).
S. James Anaya, with S. Todd Crider, “Indigenous Peoples, the Environment, and Commercial Forestry in Developing Countries: The Case of Awas Tingni, Nicaragua,” 18 Human Rights Quarterly 345 (1996).
S. James Anaya, “The Native Hawaiian People and International Human Rights Law: Toward a Remedy for Past and Continuing Wrongs,” 28 Georgia Law Review 309 (1993-1994).
S. James Anaya, “A Contemporary Definition of the International Norm of Self-Determination,” 3 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 131 (1993).
S. James Anaya, “The Capacity of International Law to Advance Ethnic or Nationality Rights Claims,” 75 Iowa Law Reviw 837 (1989-90), also available at 13 Human Rights Quarterly 403 (1991).
S. James Anaya, “Indigenous Rights Norms in Contemporary International Law,” 8 Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law 1 (1991).

Book Reviews

S. James Anaya, Review of International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, by Milton J. Esman and Shibley Telhami (eds.), 91 American Journal of International Law 566, 1997.