Minorities, European Protection
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 After some precursory developments regarding religious minorities, mainly in the Balkans, the first system of international protection of the rights of minorities was created after World War I and assumed a certain degree of unity within the League of Nations (‘League’). Although it almost exclusively concerned minorities in Europe, it was not a European, but an international system of protection of minorities ( Minorities, International Protection ; Minority Protection System between World War I and World War II ). In line with the then prevailing attitude that...