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Malgosia Fitzmaurice

tribal people, which work together with the Suriname ICBG group to conduct some of the bioprospecting activities. Th ey were in particular: Bushnegros, or Maroons, who are descendants of run- away African slaves that escaped Dutch plantations more than three hundred years ago and settled in central

Gaetano Pentassuglia

–133. 117) One example of this is the protection of Roma identity under the ECHR ( Chapman v UK , Applica- tion No. 27238/95, Judgment of 18 January 2001), the protection of the Maroon communities on the same basis as indigenous peoples under the ACHR ( Moiwana Village v. Suriname , IACrtHR, Judgment of

Olivier De Schutter

-encompassing relationship to their ancestral lands’ centred on ‘the community as a whole’ rather than on the individual: this, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights noted, applies for instance to the Maroon communities living in Suriname, which are not indigenous to the region, but are tribal communities of former