MINELRES: MRG Briefing: Recognition of Minorities in Europe: Protecting Rights and Dignity

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Dimitras, Panayote Elias. Recognition of Minorities in Europe:
Protecting Rights and Dignity. Minority Rights Group Briefing, April
2004
http://www.minorityrights.org/admin/Download/pdf/Recognition2004.pdf

Recognition is essential to secure the rights of minority groups in a
state. Lack of recognition can lead to instability and conflict. The
legal recognition of minorities and the subsequent respect of their
rights contributes to peaceful coexistence. Since non-recognition
hinders the enjoyment of internationally recognized rights, it leads to
the violation of the economic, social, and cultural rights of
minorities, and to their ultimate marginalization in society.