Indigenous Legislation DataBank

This databank contains information on indigenous legislation classified by country and by theme for all countries of Latin America. There are 20 themes and their respective subthemes, covering from cultural diversity, identification criteria and language to land and territories, economic rights and civil registry.

This databank contains information on indigenous legislation classified by country and by theme for all countries of Latin America. There are 20 themes and their respective subthemes, covering from cultural diversity, identification criteria and language to land and territories, economic rights and civil registry. In addition to the transcription of all legislation at the constitutional, primary and secondary levels and, in some cases, jurisprudence, the database also includes an analysis of the relative progress made in the legislation, both in quantitative and qualitative terms.

National legislation by country

National Legislation By Country

Classification by country, theme and subtheme concerning legal rules on indigenous peoples' rights contained in the provisions of constitutions, laws and secondary legislation such as decrees, agreements and regulations.

National legislation by theme

National Legislation by Theme

Classification into 20 themes concerning all legal rules pertaining to indigenous peoples' rights contained in the provisions of constitutions, laws and secondary legislation such as decrees, agreements and regulations.

International Conventions

International Legislation

Classification into 20 themes concerning all legal rules on indigenous peoples' rights contained in international conventions and case law.


DISCLAIMER: Legal texts contained in the Indigenous Legislation Data Bank are gathered from official institutions’ publicly available official publications, databases and other online publications. None of the texts contained in this database have been officially endorsed by the IDB. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information if accurate, complete and up to date, the IDB does not guarantee neither its precision nor validity.

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