Self-determination and National Minorities

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Clarendon Press, 1997 - Law - 290 pages
The concept of self-determination has played a very important role in the shaping of the international community in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is closely linked in a number of different ways to the status of minorities and minorities frequently make claims to self-determination as a right for themselves. This book explores the relationship between self-determination and minority rights in international law. It discusses recent events, such as the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia, in a valuable historical context. The author's analysis of the issues provides the reader with a significant clarification of the legal issues involved, especially since the establishment of the UN and the development of international norms of human rights.

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Contents

Abbreviations
xv
Table of Legislation
xxxii
The Origins of National Consciousness
2
SelfDetermination and the First World War
15
The InterWar Years The Minorities Treaties Regime
32
Introduction
62
General Assemoh Resolutions
77
Conclusion
90
SCHDetermination and Ethnic Groups
102
Post Coid War Developments in Central and Eastern Europe
108
Conclusion
124
Definitions of the Term People
148
Irredentism
211
Historical Title
239
Epilogue
256
Index
275

Set Determination and Representative Government
96

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