New Publication: The Rights of Minorities, ed. by Marc Weller
- THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES: A COMMENTARY ON THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION
FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES
Edited by Marc Weller
688 pages, bibliography & index
ISBN 0-19-927858-X hardback £95.00
The rights of minorities are becoming increasingly important, especially in
the context of enlargement of the European Union, yet there are remarkably
few treaties dealing with minority rights under international law. The
Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities is one of these. This volume provides the first expert
commentary on the Convention, which is the principal international document
establishing minority rights in a legally binding way. Many minority rights
such as those to political participation, non-assimilation, and the use of
native languages are not incorporated in other major Human Rights
agreements. The Convention is therefore often taken to be the leading
standard in the international law of minority rights.
This commentary offers a detailed article-by-article analysis of the
Convention, by a group of international legal experts in minority rights.
Their commentary draws upon the Convention's negotiating history and
implementation practice, in addition to examining the pronouncements of the
Advisory Committee, which is the implementation body attached to the
treaty. It offers a clear sense of the concrete meaning of the provisions
of the Convention to scholars, students, and members of minority rights groups.
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