Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua (Ser. C No. 79)

Submitted by Kelly Russo on Fri, 08/31/2001 - 00:00
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Regional Decisions
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Inter-American Court
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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that Nicaragua violated Articles 21 and 25 of the American Convention on Human Rights by failing to demarcate the the community's ancestral lands, granting logging concessions on those lands without consent, and failing to provide the community with an adequate domestic remedy concerning these complaints. Articles 21 and 25 of the American Convention on Human Rights recognize the right of American peoples to property and judicial protection, respectively. The Court determined that the State must effectively delimit and demarcate the ancestral property belonging to the community and must pay appropriate reparations for the benefit of the community.