Minorities, International Protection
- Minorities — Ethnicity — Self-determination — Languages, regional or minority
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 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...