MINELRES: New Publication: Mechanisms for the implementation of minority rights

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Mechanisms for the implementation of minority rights
ed. by Council of Europe Publishing
ECMI Handbook Series
Strasbourg 2004

ISBN 92-871-5499-6
Eur 39.00  US$ 59.00

Mechanisms for the implementation of minority rights is the second in
ECMI's Handbook series on Minority Issues. The book offers a
comprehensive and critical overview of the political and legal
mechanisms that are available at both the European and international
levels for the implementation of minority rights standards. Separate
chapters cover the United Nations treaty monitoring bodies; the
proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the Council of
Europe's treaties and mechanisms, the OSCE political commitments and
mechanisms, and the EU contribution to the protection of minorities and
the prevention of discrimination. In each chapter, the authors discuss
prospects for the future and provide practical guidance for minority
rights practitioners.

This book will be of interest to human rights scholars, students of
international law and international relations, non-governmental
organisations and other institutions involved in minority issues.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of abbreviations

Introduction - Minority rights, human rights: a review of basic
concepts, entitlements and implementation procedures under international
law, by Gaetano Pentassuglia

Chapter 1 - The United Nations treaty monitoring bodies and minority
rights, with particular emphasis on the Human Rights Committee, by
Alexander H.E. Morawa

Chapter 2 - The role of the United Nations Working Group on Minorities,
by Asbjorn Eide

Chapter 3 - The International Court of Justice, by Frank Selbmann

Chapter 4 - Using the European Court of Human Rights to protect the
rights of minorities, by Fernand de Varennes

Chapter 5 - The Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities, by Alan Phillips

Chapter 6 - The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, by
Stefan Oeter

Chapter 7 -  Implementing minority rights in the framework of the
CSCE/OSCE, by Claus Neukirch, Katrin Simhandl, and Wolfgang Zellner

Chapter 8 - European Union standards and mechanisms for the protection
of minorities and the prevention of discrimination, by Kyriaki Topidi

Chapter 9 - Bilateral agreements and their implementation, by Emma
Lantschner

Useful websites

Appendices