Nordic Sami Convention would strengthen the human rights of Sami in the Nordic region (Apr. 2010)

By | 20 April, 2010

rovaniemi_resizeNordic governments and Sami organizations have achieved notable progress in advancing the human rights of the indigenous people in the Sapmi region, said Special Rapporteur James Anaya after a three day conference in Rovaniemi, Finland, where he met with representatives of Sami Parliaments, NGOs, and the governments of Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Many challenges remain, he continued, and positive efforts would be strengthened by successfully negotiating the formation of a Nordic Sami Convention to address the common challenges of Sami people living in this region spanning across several country boundaries. See Press Release.