Garífuna Triunfo de la Cruz Community and its Members v. Honduras

The Garífuna Triunfo de la Cruz Community is a rural indigenous community that lives in Honduras. The State granted the group ownership of various parcels of its ancestral lands throughout the 1940s to 2000s. However, the State failed to respect the autonomy of the indigenous community's land by expanding urban developments into the community's lands, selling or otherwise transferring the community's land for industrial and tourism purposes, and creating a protected national park on the community's land. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: Garífuna Triunfo de la Cruz Community and its Members v. Honduras, Case Summary

Year: 
2015
Country: 
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Separate Opinions: 
Case Summary: 
Yes

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