Journal article

Betydelsen av samiska traditioner i svensk rätt


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Author list: Torp, Eivind

Publisher: Gyldendal Akademisk

Place: Oslo

Publication year: 2011

Start page: 77

End page: 101

Number of pages: 25

ISSN: 1891-6252



This article discusses the status of Sámi customs and the traditions in Swedish law. With Swedish reindeer herding legislation as a point of departure, three court cases involving customary law, where appeal is made to customs, and traditions from time immorial are discussed. Comparisons are made with the ways in which Supreme Court of Norway treats Sámi culture and traditions.


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