Xákmok Kásek Indigenous Community v. Paraguay

This case relates to the State’s international responsibility for failing to ensure the ancestral propery rights of the Xákmok Kásek Indigenous Community and its members. The actions concerning the territorial claims of the Community had been processing since 1990 and had not been decided satisfactorily at the time of this judgment. Not only was it impossible for the Community to access the property and take possession of their territory, but the Community was also left in a vulnerable situation with regard to food, medicine, and sanitation that continuously threatened the Community’s integrity and the survival of its members. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Xákmok Kásek Indigenous Community v. Paraguay, Case Summary

Update: Cases of the Indigenous Communities Yakye Axa, Sawhoyamxa, and Xákmok Kásek v. Paraguay, Compliance and Follow-Up

Year: 
2010
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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