Global Minority Rights

This important volume brings together a range of material in different areas of law and the social sciences that address questions concerning the rights of minorities.

Global Minority Rights

This important volume brings together a range of material in different areas of law and the social sciences that address questions concerning the rights of minorities. The discipline is arguably one of the oldest branches of public international law, and owes its heritage to those who struggled to create standards to protect the numerically inferior and non-dominant communities from the excesses of the majority. While reflecting this rich heritage, the works contained in this volume show the extent to which policy constructs (especially in law) have begun to pay heed to the need to include minorities in different domestic settings across the globe. To provide readers with a structured approach to understanding global minority rights law the editor divides the issues into six main headings, namely: Historical Development; Conceptual Development; Contemporary Challenges; Fundamental Norms of Minority Protection; Specific Rights of Minorities; Human Rights and Minority Rights.

Minority Rights in the Middle East

This book provides a detailed examination of their rights as minorities within this region, and their changing status throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Minority Rights in the Middle East

Within the Middle East there are a wide range of minority groups outside the mainstream religious and ethnic culture. This book provides a detailed examination of their rights as minorities within this region, and their changing status throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The rights of minorities in the Middle East are subject to a range of legal frameworks, having developed in part from Islamic law, and in recent years subject to international human rights law and institutional frameworks. The book examines the context in which minority rights operate within this conflicted region, investigating how minorities engage with (or are excluded from) various sites of power and how state practice in dealing with minorities (often ostensibly based on Islamic authority) intersects with and informs modern constitutionalism and international law. The book identifies who exactly can be classed as a minority group, analysing in detail the different religious and ethnic minorities across the region. The book also pays special attention to the plight of minorities who are spread between various states, often as the result of conflict. It assesses the applicable domestic legislative instruments within the three countries investigated as case studies: Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and highlights key domestic remedies that could serve as models for ensuring greater social cohesion and greater inclusion of minorities in the political life of these countries.

Minorities Minority Rights and Internal Self Determination

The argument is based on a legitimacy and justice approach. The analysis in this book shows that some minority rights overlap with the different dimensions of internal self-determination.

Minorities  Minority Rights and Internal Self Determination

The book questions the classic idea of self-determination – the right to self-determination is a right of peoples, not of minorities – by examining the content of the right to self-determination and the content of minority rights. Self-determination has four dimensions: the political, the economic, the social and the cultural dimensions. Minorities have minority rights that touch on most aspects of life as a member of a minority. If there is an overlap between minority rights and the different dimensions of self-determination, the concept that the right to self-determination is only applicable to peoples loses credibility. No global and general conclusion is envisaged; there are restrictions in place. The work is limited to the European framework and is further restricted to classic minorities. The argument is based on a legitimacy and justice approach. The analysis in this book shows that some minority rights overlap with the different dimensions of internal self-determination. In short, classic minorities in Europe have a right to internal self-determination.

Cultural Autonomy Minority Rights and Globalization

The volume will appeal primarily to upper-level undergraduate and graduate level students of political science and international law interested in rethinking the role of cultural autonomy in an age of globalization.

Cultural Autonomy  Minority Rights and Globalization

This insightful and timely book analyzes the role of cultural autonomy in advancing minority rights protection on the national and global level. It assesses the historical and legal limits of the right to self-determination and autonomy and draws on Marxist internationalism, liberal nationalism and EU integrationist studies to examine the relationship between cultural autonomy and globalization. As such, emphasis is placed on the sociological and historical value of cultural autonomy, with the aim of working beyond formalistic and utilitarian approaches to cultural autonomy. The volume will appeal primarily to upper-level undergraduate and graduate level students of political science and international law interested in rethinking the role of cultural autonomy in an age of globalization.

Populism Memory and Minority Rights

Populism, Memory and Minority Rights provides a forum for discussion on crucial themes of global and regional importance on the accommodation of ethno-cultural diversity, related normative developments and debates in minority protection.

Populism  Memory and Minority Rights

Populism, Memory and Minority Rights provides a forum for discussion on crucial themes of global and regional importance on the accommodation of ethno-cultural diversity, related normative developments and debates in minority protection.

Societal Development Minority Rights

" "In this lucid and compelling overview, international legal scholar Y. N. Kly examines the urgent international dialogue now taking place on how best to institutionalize the co-existence of dominant and nondominant ethnic groups within ...

Societal Development   Minority Rights

"As advancing technology, environmental degradation and competitive globalization impress upon humanity the need for sustainable human-centered development, the way in which majority/minority relations are institutionalized within multinational states may be key to their societal development as a whole." "In this lucid and compelling overview, international legal scholar Y. N. Kly examines the urgent international dialogue now taking place on how best to institutionalize the co-existence of dominant and nondominant ethnic groups within the same multinational state."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Minorities in International Law

This book, the first in the series of publications on minority issues, provides a critical overview of the protection of minority groups in international law.

Minorities in International Law

This book, the first in the series of publications on minority issues, provides a critical overview of the protection of minority groups in international law. Topics covered include: the definition of a minority, concepts of state sovereignty and self-determination; the historical context to international human rights law; the legal frameworks developed by the UN, the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the EU; as well as examples of legal approaches adopted by individual European countries to address the protection of minorities.

As If Peoples Mattered

In this volume, an expert in international minority rights provides not only significant clarification of the legal issues involved, but also trenchant insights taken from a wide range of humanitarian disciplines: from philosophy and ...

As If Peoples Mattered


Minorities and the Making of Postcolonial States in International Law

A critical analysis of how international law operates in the ideology of the postcolonial state to marginalise minority groups.

Minorities and the Making of Postcolonial States in International Law

A critical analysis of how international law operates in the ideology of the postcolonial state to marginalise minority groups.

Sexual Minority Rights As a Pre Condition For International Aid and Their Impact on a Rights Based Approach

Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 2, National University of Science & Technology Zimbabwe (Institute of Development Studies), course: Human Rights Based ...

Sexual Minority Rights As a Pre Condition For International Aid and Their Impact on a Rights Based Approach

Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 2, National University of Science & Technology Zimbabwe (Institute of Development Studies), course: Human Rights Based Programming, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the impacts of sexual minority rights being a pre-condition for international help and their impact on a rights-based approach. The increasing intolerance on homosexuality in the global south is seen by the global north as an attempt to clamp down freedom of expression and association with regards to development issues. The global north to curtail the rising tide of homophobia have strategically prescribed observance of the rights of the sexual minorities as a precondition for aid to the global south. The precondition is however met with stiff resistance from the global south and is seen with skeptic lenses as a strategy to usurp the global south sovereignty. While the global south is contesting the sexual minority rights they do not suggest that the sexual minorities are alien to their countries. What they are contesting is the approach of universalising their rights and the idea of making such rights a very important aspect of development that can take precedence over other development issues. It is this assumption that the global south is now responding by putting anti-LGBT laws into effect. Religious and cultural concerns also influence the response by the global south who are more inclined to common good opposed to the western view of individual good. It is this implication that individual values that should take pre-eminence over the common good which is being contested here. The adoption of the USA 2011 policy of linking aid with sexual minority rights is yet to yield positive results although it is widely shading a shame picture. The policy worsens the situation of the LGBTs as shown by a number of homophobic laws put in place especially by the global south. However, t

International Human Rights in the 21st Century

This book examines recent humanitarian catastrophes involving such groups and suggests how the society of states may develop a collective capacity for human rights enforcement.

International Human Rights in the 21st Century

The Universal Declaration for Human Rights was approved in 1948 and yet more than fifty years later some human rights—especially the rights of groups such as women, minorities, and indigenous peoples—continue to be at risk. This book examines recent humanitarian catastrophes involving such groups and suggests how the society of states may develop a collective capacity for human rights enforcement. Above all, it emphasizes the long term efforts to stabilize weak or failing societies and to develop democratic governments on which the protection of human rights ultimately depends.

Land Rights and Minorities

Land Rights and Minorities


Gender Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press forCaxton Press "It requires but little if any, stretch of the imagination to regard Omaha as a cesspool of iniquity, for it is given up to lawlessness and is overrun with a horde of fugitives ...

Gender  Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press forCaxton Press "It requires but little if any, stretch of the imagination to regard Omaha as a cesspool of iniquity, for it is given up to lawlessness and is overrun with a horde of fugitives from justice and dangerous men of all kinds who carry things with a high hand and a loose rein... If you want to find a rogue's rookery, go to Omaha." A Kansas City newspaper.

Minorities and Human Rights Law

Minorities - what are they?

Minorities and Human Rights Law

Minorities - what are they?

The Weaknesses in the International Protection of Minority Rights

Genocide and Human Rights : A Global Anthology ( Washington D.C. , University Press of America , 1982 ) ; L. Kuper , International Action Against Genocide ( London , Minority Rights Group , 1984 ) ; L. Kuper , The Prevention of Genocide ...

The Weaknesses in the International Protection of Minority Rights


Pushing for Change

This report considers three crucial areas for minorities: participation in public life, employment and education.

Pushing for Change

This report considers three crucial areas for minorities: participation in public life, employment and education. Lack of equality in these areas serves to keep minorities disadvantaged over generations: if this goes consistently unaddressed, the seeds for future conflict can begin to grow. Given that one of the main concerns of the EU in this region has been inter-ethnic conflict prevention, it is vital that more attention is given to reporting on minorities.

Uganda

Uganda