Speaking of Secession: A Theory of Linguistic Secession
47 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2019
Date Written: December 19, 2012
Language is argued as a recognizable human right that can be enforced under international covenants. This theory of language as a human right is applied to the treatment of the Turks to undermine the Kurdish people in Turkey by subverting and constricting the Kurdish language. It is argued that, under such a linguistic theory, secession is permitted under international law and the creation of a new and recognizable government, separate from the previous host nation, across international borders where the concentration of the identifiable people is most dense.
Keywords: international law, comparative law, linguistics, human rights, language
JEL Classification: international and comparative law, linguistics, human rights, language
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