Human Rights Unit

“The Saami Council aims to strengthen and create an international understanding for indigenous peoples rights."

“The Saami Council aims to implement Saami rights on national, regional and local level"   

Saami Council Annual Operational Plan 2015


One of the main purposes of the Saami Council has been to promote the human rights of the Saami and other indigenous peoples. The Saami Council is actively participating in different processes and meetings on the international level, in UN and other contexts.


The head of the Human Rights Unit is Magne Ove Varsi.