Comunidad Indígena SawhoyamaxaCase
The facts of the case concern the right to ancestral property in the territory of the indigenous community Sawhoyamaxa, as well as the grave living conditions arising from being settled at the edge of a national road in a situation of extreme poverty, without access to basic services such as nutrition, housing, education or health, among others.
The IA Court ratified the content, given the right to indigenous collective property and the special significance that land has for indigenous groups as the fundamental basis of their culture, spiritual life, integrity and economic survival. The Court identified that, due to this close link, they are protected by article 21 of the American Convention.
The IA Court established the responsibility of the State for not adopting measures against the conditions of poverty and the lack of access to basic services suffered by the Sawhoyamaxa Community, particularly children and the elderly.
- Presentation to the IACommission
- May 15, 2001
- Submission to the IACourt
- Feb 3, 2005
- IACourt / Judgment: rights violated
ACHR 1.1, 2, 8, 25 1.1, 2, 21 1.1, 4.1, 19 4.1, 1.1 1.1, 3
- IACourt / Judgment: rights non-violated
- Indigenous peoples
- Court documents
- Comunidades Indigenas Yakye Axa, Sawhoyamaxa y Xakmok Kasek. Hearing. November 21, 2011
- Comunidades Indigenas Yakye Axa, Sawhoyamaxa y Xakmok Kasek. Order of the IACourt. August 30, 2017
- Sawhoyamaxa. Judgment. March 29, 2006
- Sawhoyamaxa. Order of the IACourt. February 2, 2007
- Sawhoyamaxa. Order of the IACourt. February 8, 2008
- Sawhoyamaxa. Order of the IACourt. May 14, 2019
- Sawhoyamaxa. Order of the President. December 14, 2007
- Sawhoyamaxa. Order of the President. May 20, 2009
- Yakye Axa, Sawhoyamaxa y Xakmok Kasek. Order of the IACourt. June 24, 2015
- Yakye Axa, Sawhoyamaxa y Xakmok Kasek. Order of the President. September 1, 2016
- Documentos de la comisión