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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Prince von Pless Administration (Orders)

Roland Adjovi

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2020

Minorities — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The question of national minorities was at the heart of World War I (see also Minorities, European Protection; Minorities, International Protection; Minority Cases before International Courts and Tribunals). Among the measures for settlement of that conflict was the German-Polish Convention concerning Upper Silesia of 15 May 1922 (‘Geneva Convention on Upper Silesia’; see also German Minorities in Poland, Cases concerning the).The object of the convention was twofold: to secure the continuity of the economic and social existence of Upper Silesia, and to reduce...
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