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The united nations asks Norway to stop the disputed vindkraftutbygging

the Un committee on has asked Norway to stop the parts of the development in the Europe's largest land-based vindkraftprosjekt, which is under construction at Fosen in Trøndelag.

This is very good news, writes Samerådets president Åsa Larsson Blind is on Facebook.

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the Decision comes after the council, on behalf of a group of south reineiere, has complained to the Norwegian government for the committee. They believe that the development interferes so strongly in reinbeiteområdene that the permissibility of the development is in conflict with human rights.

I expect now that Norway as soon as possible ensures to stop the ongoing construction work in anticipation of that the Un committee has dealt with the complaint our and come with a final decision, writes Larsson Blind.

- We need a clarification

Reineierne on the Fosen also get support from the member of parliament Une Aina Bastholm (MDG). She has sent a question in Parliament in which she demands answers from oil and energy minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg on whether Norway will respect the request.

- We need a clarification on whether the Uk respect the Un decisions, also when it comes to the rights of indigenous peoples. We see now that there are several major developments, which ends up in conflict with those rights, " says Bastholm to the Newspaper, and adds:

the Government must be very careful now to not be remembered as a government that violated the rights of the sámi in a variety of cases.

MAP: So will the windmills on the Storheia be built out. Graphics: Fosen Wind THEN. Show more

the Un request comes to Storheia, which one of the six wind farms on the Fosenhalvøya to be set up. The project should be able to produce power of 170 000 households when it is completed.

You would think that the MDG was for a such a large-scale development of renewable energy. Why do you go against it in this case?

the eu as such has a power surplus. We do not need to build out when it is at the expense of nature and other rights. We are committed to making sure that Norwegian expertise should be used, but it is not a given for us that all facilities must be in Norway, " says Bastholm.

Reineier: - the Deer will avoid the area

the Newspaper has previously interviewed Leif Arne Jåma, one of reineierne that will be affected by the development in the area where there has been reindeer herding in at least 500 years.

- Vindmølleparken comes in the best vinterbeiteområdet we have, and put in practice the fittings on the entire area so that it becomes useless for us. The park means multiple types of intervention and interference, which makes that 90 percent of the deer will avoid the area, " says Jåma to the Newspaper, and refers to research from Sweden on the reindeer in the vindparkområder.

Jåma and the other reineierne on the South-Fosen mean development on the Storheia will mean that it is no longer enough available pasture to have a rational operation, and that some of them will have to lay down. Therefore, they have reviewed the state for violations of human rights, as shall ensure the cultural protection for indigenous people.

Something of the core of the issue is the role that kulturbærer for the south sami language and culture. The south sámi language has the status of seriously threatened – less than 1000 people are believed to speak it.

the Attorney general: - Not binding

Although not all rettsprosessene is in the goals, Fosen Wind THEN got permission to start the construction work. Construction of the plant on the Storheia started in 2016, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Within 11. February Norway must give an answer on whether to fulfill the request from the united nations. The attorney general has, however, underlined that the request from the united nations are not binding.

such An injunction in Norwegian law, you are legally obliged to comply with, but not a such a request from one of the Un menneskerettskomiteer, says lawyer Marius Emberland of the Attorney general to Adresseavisen.

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