The Reflection of the National Minorities Term in International Covenants, Treaties and Agreements

8 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2011  

Roxana Alina Petraru

Petre Andrei University of Iasi

Date Written: November 14, 2011

Abstract

There are thousands of minority groups in the world, different from the majorities by race, colour or religion, including hundreds of millions of people. In Europe different documents refer to over 60 minorities. In the countries from Africa and Asia the number of the minority populations, of the linguistic or tribal communities with distinct ethnic characteristics is much higher. In this context, the issue of defining “the national minorities” seems like the first step in investigating the fundamental rights of this category of people.

In this study we have tried to analyze the main international treaties, declarations and agreements in order to try to find a definition of the “national minority” term.

Keywords: national minority, minority groups, definition, convenants, treaties, agreements

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Petraru, Roxana Alina, The Reflection of the National Minorities Term in International Covenants, Treaties and Agreements (November 14, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1959407 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1959407

Roxana Alina Petraru (Contact Author)

Petre Andrei University of Iasi ( email )

Grigore Ghica Voda 13
Iasi
Romania

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