Dr. Christina Allard acts as an associate professor at the Luleå University of Technology and at the Arctic University of Norway, Tromso. Allard is one of the leading experts in legal comparison on Nordic countries, especially in Sámi land use issues. She has published a monograph “Renskötselrätt I nordisk belysning” (2015) where she compares reindeer herding rights in Sweden, Norway and Finland. She is also one of the main editors of “Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia – Autonomous Sami Law” (Ashgate 2015).
In this video, Leena Heinämäki, LLD, Senior Researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland interviews Christina Allard on Sámi Rights in three different Nordic Countries from a comparative point of view. Norway is the only one of the three Nordic countries that has ratified the ILO Convention No. 169 on the Rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples whereas Finland and Sweden have not. Can we learn from Norwegian example?