Case Merits: The Kaliña and Lokono Peoples of Suriname

Case Merits: The Kaliña and Lokono Peoples of Suriname

This report concerns the merits of a petition received by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) on February 16, 2007.

The petition alleges that the State of Suriname has violated the rights protected in Articles 3 (right to judicial personality), 21 (right to property) and 25 (right to judicial protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights in connection with Articles 1 and 2 thereof to the prejudice of the Kaliña and Lokono peoples.

Merits report (analyzing the facts and applicable law and finding violations of the American Convention on Human Rights: http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/decisions/court/12639FondoEn.pdf

Video of the Hearing, https://vimeo.com/album/3247192