It was also suggested the report be a key advocacy tool for raising awareness on indigenous peoples’ issues in general and in particular to raise the profile of the Permanent Forum.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 13 September 2007
Online Resources about the Doctrine of Discovery
The Doctrine of Discovery Working Bibliography
Spanish conquistadors read this document, composed in 1514, to Indians of the new world. It briefly explains Spain’s assertion of its legal and moral right to rule over the inhabitants of Latin America. It also provides a rationale for a ‘just war’.
By this public document, Henry VII indicated his official, royal support for Cabot’s enterprise.
The Treaty of Tordesillas was concluded on June 7 1494 to settle the contentious matter of the possession of the newly discovered lands of the non Christian world between Portugal and Spain. It was ratified by Spain on July 2, 1494. and by Portugal on September 5, 1494.
The Legal Battle and Spiritual War against the Native People The Bull Inter Caetera (Alexander VI) May 4, 1493
The Bull Romanus Pontifex (Nicholas V) January 8, 1454
Papal Bull Dum Diversas 18 June, 1452