Yakye Axa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay

This case concerns the State's failure to ensure the ancestral property rights of the Yakye Axa Indigenous Community and its members. The Community’s land claim has been processing since 1993, but no satisfactory solution has been attained. This conflict has made it impossible for the Community and its members to own and possess their territory, not only keeping them in a vulnerable situation in terms of food and health care, but also threatening the Community's survival. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Yakye Axa 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: 
2005
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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