The present situation in which the Sámi Parliament of Finland must use a great deal of energy for election issues at the expense of other activities is not acceptable, researchers say.

Human Rights expert: «Especially it seems that we’ve seen more steps backwards than forward in the past few years. The indigenous rights of Sámi have really been crushed, and this development does not comply with the views that Finland has expressed in the UN, for example.»

«This development is also very negative if we think of the reputation Finland has internationally,»