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The rights of minorities in international law

Antonija Petričušić

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APA 6th Edition
Petričušić, A. (2005). The rights of minorities in international law. Croatian International Relations Review, 11 (38/39), 47-57. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/6628
MLA 8th Edition
Petričušić, Antonija. "The rights of minorities in international law." Croatian International Relations Review, vol. 11, no. 38/39, 2005, pp. 47-57. https://hrcak.srce.hr/6628. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Petričušić, Antonija. "The rights of minorities in international law." Croatian International Relations Review 11, no. 38/39 (2005): 47-57. https://hrcak.srce.hr/6628
Harvard
Petričušić, A. (2005). 'The rights of minorities in international law', Croatian International Relations Review, 11(38/39), pp. 47-57. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/6628 (Accessed 17 April 2021)
Vancouver
Petričušić A. The rights of minorities in international law. Croatian International Relations Review [Internet]. 2005 [cited 2021 April 17];11(38/39):47-57. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/6628
IEEE
A. Petričušić, "The rights of minorities in international law", Croatian International Relations Review, vol.11, no. 38/39, pp. 47-57, 2005. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/6628. [Accessed: 17 April 2021]

Abstracts
There are 8,000 languages spoken accompanied by similar number of distinct ethnic groups worldwide, while at the same time the Organization of United Nations comprises approximately 200 states. A discrepancy between a number of ethnic communities and sovereign political agents in the international arena implies that many ethnic, language or religious minority groups seek recognition and protection within states they inhabit. As a part of human rights agenda minority rights are guaranteed at the international level. Although the current international system presents a large set of provisions relevant to the protection of minorities, its main weakness is the fact that majority of them are not legally binding. This paper provides an introductory review on the minority protection regimes which have developed in the main international institutions (i.e. the United Nations, Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Union) in response to the demands of minority groups.

Keywords
ethnic minorities; minorityrights; international law; ethnic conflicts; international organizations

Hrčak ID: 6628

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/6628

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