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Minority and Group Rights in the New Millennium

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ISBN13: 9789041110138
ISBN: 9041110135
Published: September 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £166.00

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In the 1990s inter-ethnic conflicts threaten the stability of many states. As a result the issue of minority rights has become an urgent concern for international lawyers. This study examines the way in which existing international law and human rights instruments protect the rights of minorities. In addition the essays in this volume address current debates on the fundamental issue of defining a minority, the complex arguments for expanding existing definitions and the legitimacy of claims by specific groups to qualify for minority status.

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Acknowledgements. Introduction.
1. Multicultural Citizenship: A More Viable Framework for Minority Rights? B. Bowring.
2. The Construction and Contingency of the Minority Concept; E. Heinze.
3. Of Minors and Minorities; G. Van Bueren.
4. Ascertaining a Minority Linguistic Group: Ireland as a Case-Study; N.N. Shuibhne.
5. The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages: Some Reflections from a Scottish Gaelic Perspective; R. Dunbar.
6. Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe: Old Dilemmas, New Solutions/ I. Pogany.
7. The Human Rights and Minority Rights of the Kurds; K. Yildiz.
8. Ever Decreasing Circles: Affirmative Action and Special Measures under International Law; D. Fottrell.
9. Educational Rights and the Definition of Minorities; C. Jones.
10. Problems in Defining Minorities; J. Packer. Contributors. Index.