The Reindeer Herding Right in Norway and Sweden as a Protected Right under the European Convention on Human Rights
Hodgson (ed.) (2016). International Human Rights and Justice. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 83-109.
Posted: 23 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 1, 2015
Unlike in Finland, Norway and Sweden restrict the right to herd reindeer to indigenous Sami people and/or communities. This chapter seeks to place this right into the doctrinal context of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Created in the aftermath of World War II, the ECHR does not mention indigenous peoples expressis verbis but it has been used on several occasions for the defence of indigenous rights through proceedings at the European Court of Human Rights. The chapter is intended to be a contribution to scholarship on both indigenous rights law and the ECHR.
Keywords: Norway, Sweden, Reindeer, Sami, Saami, European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR
JEL Classification: K33
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