The Rights of National Minorities in International Law


Zofia Stachowska
Pages: 457 pages
Shipping Weight: 650 gram
Published: 12-2013
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058871732

Product Description


This book presents the most important documents on the subject of national minority rights. As the topic of minority protection is very broad, the book mainly focuses on the legislation regarding protection of national/ethnic minorities. The aim is to display how the international law concerning the issue of national minority protection has developed throughout years within Universal and regional systems and to serve as a useful tool for students and scholars. The book contains the documents or part of the documents concerning national minorities (mostly from the United Nations System and European regional systems - OSCE, Council of Europe and European Union) as these are the systems with the most advanced legislation on the subject of minority rights protection. The regional systems from Africa, the Americas, and Asia are represented by their legislation regarding general human rights, since these regions have not developed systems that explicitly protect minorities yet.