The Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua

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.

Case Summary: The Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua, Case Summary

Year: 
2001
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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