On February 4, 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee, the body that monitors states parties’ adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), found in two decisions that Finland violated the rights of the Sami, an indigenous group that lives in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The Committee found that Finland had violated the Sami’s rights to political participation as an indigenous people when its Supreme Administrative Court improperly expanded the pool of eligible voters for the Sami Parliament by giving the right to vote to ninety-three individuals who the Sami Parliament had found ineligible to vote. The Committee highlighted Article 33 of the UN Declaration, which states that “indigenous peoples have the right to determine their own identity or membership in accordance with their customs and traditions . . . and the right to determine the structures and to select the membership of their institutions in accordance with their own procedures.” The Committee determined “that the Sami Parliament constitutes the institution by which the State party ensures the effective participation of the members of the Sami people as an indigenous community in the decisions that affect them” and “[t]he electoral process for the Sami Parliament accordingly must ensure the effective participation of those concerned in the internal self-determination process.” The Committee requested that Finland review the Sámi Parliament Act to ensure voting eligibility criteria are defined in a way that respects the Sami’s right to internal self-determination in accordance with Articles 25 (the right to participate in public life) and 27 (minority rights) of the ICCPR.