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Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case No. 11.577 (August 31, 2001), Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (Ser. C) No. 79 (2001)
The Awas Tingni indigenous community (plaintiffs) in Nicaragua sued Nicaragua (defendant) for violating the American Convention on Human Rights by failing to fulfill its obligations to properly demarcate and protect indigenous lands. As a result, logging was illegally approved on indigenous land.
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