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

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Stefan Kirchner

University of Lapland, Arctic Centre

Date Written: December 1, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kirchner, Stefan, The Reindeer Herding Right in Norway and Sweden as a Protected Right under the European Convention on Human Rights (December 1, 2015). Hodgson (ed.) (2016). International Human Rights and Justice. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 83-109., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3498831

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