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Global Minority Rights
To provide readers with a structured approach to understanding global minority rights law the editor divides the issues into six main headings, namely: Historical Development; Conceptual Development; Contemporary Challenges; Fundamental Norms of Minority Protection; Specific Rights of Minorities; Human Rights and Minority Rights.
Part I Historical Development of Minority Rights Law
Historical background: international law moves from protection of particular groups to norms of a universal character, Patrick Thornberry
Minorities and the League of Nations in interwar Europe, Mark Mazower
The internationalization of minority rights, Will Kymlicka
Part II Conceptual Development of Minority Rights Law
The bases of minority identity, Philip Vuciri Ramaga
To bellow like a cow: women, ethnicity and the discourse of rights, Radhika Coomaraswamy
The idea of human rights as perceived in the Ottoman empire, Berdal Aral
Part III Contemporary Challenges of Minority Rights Law
The headscarf affair: the Conseil d'Etat on the role of religion and culture in French society, Elisa T. Beller
Tiptoeing through a constitutional minefield: the great Sharia controversy in Nigeria, Andrew Ubaka Iwobi
The new economic policy and interethnic relations in Malaysia, Jomo K.S.
Part IV Fundamental Norms in the Protection of Minorities
Merit principles, Christopher McCrudden
Reversing discrimination, Sandra Fredman
Comprehensive examination of thematic issues relating to the elimination of racial discrimination: the concept and practice of affirmative action, Marc Bossyut
Part V Specific Rights of Minorities
The emerging right to democratic governance, Thomas M. Franck
Justice and reparations, Howard McGary Jr
Multiculturalism and minority rights: West and East, Will Kymlicka
Equality and non-discrimination: fundamental principles of minority language rights, Fernand de Varennes
Part VI Human Rights Law and Minority Rights Law
A critical evaluation of international human rights approaches to racism, Kevin Boyle and Anneliese Baldaccini
Reinforcing marginalized rights in an age of globalization: international mechanisms, non-state actors, and the struggle for peoples' rights in Africa, J. Oloka-Onyango
'Righting', restructuring, and rejuvenating the postcolonial African state: the case for the establishment of an AU Special Commission on National Minorities, Obiora Chinedu Okafor
Minorities, poverty and the millennium development goals: assessing global issues, Gay McDougall
Joshua Castellino is Professor of Law and Head of the Law Department at Middlesex University, London, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland. He has held visiting academic positions in Ireland, Spain, Hungary and Italy. He has authored five books in international law and human rights law, on a range of subjects including self-determination, title to territory and indigenous peoples rights. He regularly engages with multilateral organisations such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe and with Law Societies and NGOs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, on issues of human rights advocacy and public international law.
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