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Minorities in Europe: Croatia, Estonia and Slovakia

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Edited by: Snezana Trifunovska

ISBN13: 9789067041171
ISBN: 9067041173
Published: March 2000
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £51.75

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States having minorities on their territory have a duty to undertake all measures aimed at avoiding conflicts which might develop, but they also have a duty to develop norms and guarantee systems which go hand in hand with the current international standards of safeguarding human rights, multiculturalism and pluralism. Minorities in Europe highlights three aspects of minority situations: political/security, internal legal, and economic aspects, in the cases of Croatia, Estonia and Slovakia. These countries achieved independence as a result of the post-Cold War dissolution of their predecessor States. In all three, there is a relatively complex minority situation which is, inter alia, a result of changing State borders. Thereafter, all three have undergone a transformation of their political and economic systems. This volume contributes to pinpointing those minority aspects where the real problems lie and to the means and mechanisms for adequate protection to be afforded to minority groups.

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Slovakia, Estonia, Croatia
Introduction: minority rights and peace: available standards, procedures and institutions Gudmundur Alfredsson
Part I. Minorities in Croatia:
1. Political and security aspects of minorities in Croatia Snezana Trifunovska
2. The legal status of minorities in Croatia Budislav Vukas
3. The economic position of minorities in the Republic of Croatia Mirjana Domini
Part II. Minorities in Estonia:
4. The political aspects of the Russian minority in Estonia Marina Martynova
5. Estonia's minorities and aliens: time for a 'Yes-Campaign' Peter van Krieken
6. Non-citizens and minorities in Estonia and their economic and social opportunities Fernand de Varennes
Part III. Minorities in Slovakia:
7. Minorities and politics in the Slovak Republic Karen Henderson
8. The legal situation of Slovakia's minorities Marcia Rooker
9. The economic situation of Slovakia's minorities Edwin Bakker
10. Conclusion: solutions to the problems of minorities: general or tailor-made? Some reflections Willem van Genugten
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