This case was brought because the State did not demarcate the communal lands of the Awas Tingni Community, nor did the State adopt effective measures to ensure the property rights of the Community to its ancestral lands and natural resources. Also, the State granted a concession on community lands without the assent of the Community, and the State did not ensure an effective remedy in response to the Community’s protests regarding its property rights. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
The Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua
Violations Against The Inter-American Convention On Human Rights:
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?:
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: