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The Rights of Minorities

A Commentary on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Edited by Marc Weller

Oxford Commentaries on International Law

  • The Framework Convention is the principal international document establishing minority rights in a legally binding way
  • Article-by-article guide to all major aspects of minority rights
  • Many minority rights e.g. political participation, non-assimilation, and the use of native languages are not covered by other major Human Rights agreements
  • Commentary incorporates drafting history and implementation practice
  • Clear and detailed interpretation of the provisions of the Convention