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The Framework Convention in Historical and Global Perspective

Asbjørn Eide

From: The Rights of Minorities: A Commentary on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Edited By: Marc Weller

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 May 2024

1815 to World War I — World War I to World War II — Indigenous peoples — Religion — Minorities — Human rights remedies

This chapter explores some of the issues involved in placing the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in its historical and its wider international contexts. Topics discussed include the emergence in Europe of an international system of states; the protection to religious minorities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; international co-operation from 1815 to the First World War; the relation of sovereignty and positivism to nationalism and minority issues; establishment of the League of Nations; minority protection in the age of the United Nations; indigenous peoples as a category in need of particular protection; and international and regional co-operation in the area of minority protection.

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