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In October 11 2021, the Supreme Court of Norway stated in their decision that Norway violated the rights of the Sámi people by permitting the construction of the gigantic wind farm in Fovsen Njaarke, the Storheia wind farm and the Roan wind farm.

The Saami Council congratulates the Fovsen Njaarke reindeer herding districts with this important victory against the wind power company. According to the Supreme Court decision, the license to construct the power plants, as well as the expropriation permit, are invalid, as the decisions made by the Norwegian Government violate the rights of the reindeer herding Sámi communities to enjoy their own culture, as stated in article 27 in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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