Destroying Ethnic Identity: The Turks of Greece

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Human Rights Watch, 1990 - Social Science - 58 pages
Constitution. Greek violations of the human rights of the Turkish.

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Page 48 - Polish nationals who belong to racial, religious or linguistic minorities shall enjoy the same treatment and security in law and in fact as the other Polish nationals. In particular they shall have an equal right to establish, manage and control at their own expense charitable, religious and social institutions, schools and other educational establishments, with the right to use their own language and to exercise their religion freely therein.
Page 7 - The participating States note the efforts undertaken to protect and create conditions for the promotion of the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity of certain national minorities by establishing, as one of the possible means to achieve these aims, appropriate local or autonomous administrations corresponding to the specific historical and territorial circumstances of such minorities and in accordance with the policies of the State concerned.
Page 11 - Article 19 provides that: A person of non-Greek ethnic origin leaving Greece without the intention of returning may be declared as having lost Greek nationality. This also applies to a person of non-Greek ethnic origin born and domiciled abroad. His minor children living abroad may be declared as having lost Greek nationality if both their parents or the surviving parent have lost the same.
Page 48 - No restrictions shall be imposed on the free use by any Turkish national of any language in private intercourse, in commerce, religion, in the press, or in publications of any kind or at public meetings. Notwithstanding the existence of the official language, adequate facilities shall be given to Turkish nationals of nonTurkish speech for the oral use of their own language before the courts.
Page 31 - All persons shall have the right to develop freely their personality and to participate in the social, economic and political life of the country, insofar as they do not infringe upon the rights of others or violate the Constitution and moral values.
Page 6 - The participating States on whose territory national minorities exist will respect the right of persons belonging to such minorities to equality before the law. will afford them the full opportunity for the actual enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms and will, in this manner, protect their legitimate interests in this sphere.
Page 31 - ... Government hereby consents that any such dispute shall, if the other party thereto demands, be referred to the Permanent Court of International Justice. The decision of the Permanent Court shall be final and shall have the same force and effect as an award under Article 13 of the Covenant. ARTICLE 45. The rights conferred by the provisions of...
Page 49 - Poland agrees that any member of the Council of the League of Nations shall have the right to bring to the attention of the Council any infraction...
Page 24 - Every person may express and propagate his thoughts orally, in writing and through the press in compliance with the laws of the State.
Page 48 - ARTICLE 42 The Turkish Government undertakes to take, as regards non-Moslem minorities, in so far as concerns their family law or personal status, measures permitting the settlement of these questions in accordance with the customs of those minorities.

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