The Rights of National Minorities in International Law

Edited by: Zofia Stachowska

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 national minority protection has developed throughout the years within universal and regional systems. The book contains the documents (or parts of documents) concerning national minorities, mostly from the United Nations' system and European regional systems (the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Council of Europe, and the European Union), as these are the systems with the most advanced legislation on the subject of minority rights protection. Additionally, the regional systems from Africa, the Americas, and Asia are represented by their legislation regarding general human rights, while these regions have not yet developed systems that explicitly protect minorities. [Subject: International Law, Human Rights Law]

458 pages

Publication Date: 12/9/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789058871732