MINELRES: New Publication: Rights of Minorities, ed. by Marc Weller now in paperback edition

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THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES: A COMMENTARY ON THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK
CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

Ed. by Marc Weller

688 pages, bibliography & index

ISBN 0-19-927858-X hardback 95.00
ISBN 0-19-920762-3 paperback 29.99

This volume is now available in a paperback edition. 

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. 

This publication may be ordered directly from the publisher.

Oxford University Press

Mail or fax order form is available here.
http://www.oup.co.uk/bookshop/order.html

Telephone credit card orders: +44 (0) 1536
454534

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