MINELRES: New book: Synergies in Minority Protection

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Synergies in Minority Protection
European and International Law Perspectives

Edited by Kristin Henrard 
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Robert Dunbar 
University of Aberdeen

Hardback (ISBN-13: 9780521864831)

Not yet published - available from August 2008 (Stock level updated:
17:59 GMT, 10 May 2008)

c. GBP 60.00

There has recently been a remarkable growth in standard-setting with
respect to the protection of minorities in international and European
law. Layered on top of existing human rights standards relevant to
minorities, these developments have resulted in a complex and
multi-faceted regime, but one which still does not amount to an
integrated and coherent system of minority protection. In addition to
providing an up-to-date account of the relevant standards and their
development in practice, this collection breaks new ground by seeking to
identify the extent to which some integration and coherence (synergy) is
emerging as a result of the work of treaty-monitoring bodies and other
international institutions. Leading experts on the main instruments and
institutions assess matters such as the application of similar
principles, the emergence of common themes, explicit cross-referencing
between treaty bodies and international institutions and the development
of similar working methods.

• Allows readers to better understand the dynamic interactions between
different legal standards and different international organisations •
Each chapter focuses on a specific major international instrument or
organisation; together they offer an excellent overview of the most
important recent developments • Focus on developments in regions such as
East Asia and Africa provides information on emerging trends in
non-European regional international law

1. Introduction Kristin Henrard and Robert Dunbar; Part I.
Minorities-Specific Instruments, Provisions and Institutions: 2. The
United Nations’ International Convention on Civil and Political Rights:
Article 27 and other Provisions Martin Scheinin; 3. The United Nations’
Working Group on Minorities Li-Ann Thio; Postscript: The United Nations’
Independent Expert on Minorities Gay McDougall; 4. The OSCE High
Commissioner on National Minorities Arie Bloed and Rianne Letschert; 5.
The Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Protection of National
Minorities Asbjorn Eide; 6. The Council of Europe European Charter for
Regional or Minority Languages Robert Dunbar; Part II.
Non-Minorities-Specific Instruments, Provisions and Institutions: 7.
Developments relating to Minorities in the Law on Genocide William
Schabas; 8. The United Nations International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights Maria Amor and Martin Estebanez; 9. The
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination Ivan Garvalov; 10. The United Nations' Convention on the
Rights of the Child and Children belonging to Minority Groups Jaap Doek;
11. UNESCO’s Convention against Discrimination in Education Fons
Coomans; 12. A patchwork of ‘successful’ and ‘missed’ synergies in the
jurisprudence of the ECHR Kristin Henrard; 13. The many faces of
minority protection in the European Union Bruno De Witte and Eniko
Horvath; 14. Developments under the African Charter on Human and
Peoples’ Rights relevant to Minorities Tim Murithi; 15. Regional
minority protection in the Asia-Pacific region Erik Friberg.

Kristin Henrard, Robert Dunbar, Martin Scheinin, Li-Ann Thio, Gay
McDougall, Arie Bloed, Rianne Letschert, Asbjorn Eide, William Schabas,
Maria Amor, Martin Estebanez, Ivan Garvalov, Jaap Doek, Fons Coomans,
Kristin Henrard, Bruno De Witte, Eniko Horvath, Tim Murithi, Erik

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