This project links classic minorities and minority rights to internal self-determination. The overall fabric of the link is not law originating from the sources of art. 38 (1) ICJ-S. Treaty law only plays a supporting role. The link is made out of the four minority rights to identity, language, contacts across frontiers and participation, the approach of legitimacy and justice and non-binding instruments. In order to lend more strength to the link, threads such as a group characteristics approach to peoples and the historical approach to self-determination as self-government are woven into the fabric.
KeywordsClassic Minority Binding Force International Lawyer Internal Concept Neutral Person
Books and Articles
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