Notes on the Contemporary Legal-Political Situation of the Sami in the Nordic Region

Current Developments in Arctic Law, Vol. 2 (2014), eds. Timo Koivurova, Waliul Hasanat, Rovaniemi 2014

54 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2016

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Dawid Bunikowski

Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship, Department of Philosophy; University of the Arctic; Cardiff University, Centre for Law and Religion; University of Eastern Finland, Law School

Date Written: December 5, 2014

Abstract

Indeed, many problems concerning the Sami in the Nordic region are still unresolved. It seems that we are still on the way of recognition of indigenous (Sami): land rights, customary laws, self-determination, self-government etc., what will take plenty of time, really. Paradoxically, political and ethnic identity and social awareness are growing rapidly among the Sami. Activism of young people Sami is impressive. The debates on the ILO 169 and many seminars and conferences have put on the table some questions the Nordic states must answer, if they want to be still understood as credible as the place of human rights, openness, tolerance and justice.

Keywords: Sami, politics, rights

Suggested Citation

Bunikowski, Dawid, Notes on the Contemporary Legal-Political Situation of the Sami in the Nordic Region (December 5, 2014). Current Developments in Arctic Law, Vol. 2 (2014), eds. Timo Koivurova, Waliul Hasanat, Rovaniemi 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2725359

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