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Environment & Climate Change

16 November 2020
Tor Pöpke Sami village defeats state in historic case concerning land use rights

Sweden - Advokatfirman Lindahl

A lawsuit between the state and a Sami village concerning hunting and fishing issues sparked strong feelings among the public. The outcome of the case is important for defining the Sami's position as indigenous people and the permitted forms of hunting and fishing in northern Sweden. However, the ruling is as likely to give rise to new complications – including with regard to the state's approach to indigenous people and hunting and fishing rights – as it is to put an end to them.

Author: Tor Pöpke
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