In 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) declared by the United Nations raised awareness on the immense value of Indigenous languages diversity. It also drew attention to the alarming rate to which many languages are turning into sleeping languages and endangered.
On 19 December 2019, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland (SACF) ruled against Finnpulp, an intended 1,4 billion-euro industrial bioeconomy investment in Kuopio. In this landmark ruling (SACF 2019:166), the court overturned earlier decisions granting an environmental permit. The reasoning of the SACF was to a considerable degree based on article 4 of the Water […]