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SAMI MINORITY

United Nations Criticizes Sweden

Published torsdag 16 april 2009 kl 13.43
A Sami in national dress

The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations has once again criticized Sweden for the treatment of one the of country’s ethnic minorities – the Sami. In a new report, the Human Rights Committee accuses the Swedish state of discrimination when it comes to legal protection in court.

In several legal cases, Sami organizations claimed the right to extended grassland but their claim was turned down. According to the Human Rights Committee, the Swedish state should have supported these organizations financially in order to make an appeal possible.

In the past, the United Nations has repeatedly criticized Sweden for the treatment of its Sami minority.

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