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Sweden has been criticized by the UN for failings when it comes to the rights of the indigenous Sami people

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    moonbathers
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    Why would Sweden have not ratified the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention?

    Why would Sweden have not ratified the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention?

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    1. mycketforvirrad
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      Source: A Discourse Analysis on the Swedish Non-Ratification of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention - A Critical Postcolonial Perspective I confess I have not read the whole paper, merely...

      This study gives a new perspective of how the Swedish non-ratification is affected by the process of internal colonialism that is characterized by irresolution. The capitalist market forces and history writing as a grand narrative also seem to have an effect on the Swedish non-ratification.

      Source: A Discourse Analysis on the Swedish Non-Ratification of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention - A Critical Postcolonial Perspective

      I confess I have not read the whole paper, merely skimmed the concluding remarks. The issue seems to be summed up well by the paper's abstract at the beginning. A mix of colonial hang-ups and a fear that ratification will prevent potential future profiteering from the region.

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