Specialrapportören Victoria Tauli-Corpuz meddelande efter besöket i Sápmi

Publicerad 30 augusti 2015

Land and resource rights are key to Sami people’s selfdetermination, UN rights expert says

HEMAVAN / GENEVA (28 August 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today expressed concern at the land rights situation of the Sami people in Finland, Norway and Sweden, given the increased drive to extract and develop minerals and set up renewable energy projects in the Sápmi region. “For the Sami people, securing rights over their land and natural resources is fundamental to their self-determination and a prerequisite for them to be able to continue to exist as a distinct people,” the human rights expert said at the end of a special conference organized by the Sami Parliamentary Council and hosted in Hemavan, Sweden from August 25-27.

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