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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

German Minorities in Poland, Cases concerning the

Gudmundur Alfredsson

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2024

Human rights

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 After World War I, two treaties regulated in considerable detail the rights of the German minorities in Poland. As with other peace and minority treaties concluded in the inter-war years, these two treaties were part of an effort under the auspices of the League of Nations to protect vulnerable minorities and, by extension, to ensure peace in Europe. The effort foresaw extensive measures of national protection in the countries concerned as well as international monitoring (Minority Protection System between World War I and World War II). 2 The Minorities Treaty...
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