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
Date Written: December 5, 2014
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
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