1 The starting point in relation to the concept minority is that there is still no generally accepted definition in positive international law. The extant international instruments do not include definitions of minority. An exception is Art. 1 Convention on Ensuring the Rights of Persons Belonging to National Minorities of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) which takes up requirements of a separate identity and the wish to hold on to that identity, a numerical minority position and also the traditional nationality requirement. However this definition has...
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