Part III Civil and Political Rights, 24 Minority Rights—Article 27
From: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (3rd Edition)
Sarah Joseph, Melissa Castan
- Ethnicity — Minorities — Religion — Right to non-discrimination — Indigenous peoples — Languages, regional or minority
In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practice their own religion, or to use their own language. [24.01] Article 27 protects the rights of minorities; that is it protects individuals belonging to minority groups, and that protection is in addition to the rights all individuals have under the Covenant in general.1 The Human Rights Committee (HRC) has explained the...