• Ulrike Barten


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.


Classic Minority Binding Force International Lawyer Internal Concept Neutral Person 
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Books and Articles

  1. Frankovits A (2001) Towards a mechanism for the realization of the right to self-determination. In: Kly YN, Kly D (eds) In pursuit of the right to self-determination. Clarity Press, Atlanta, pp 19–35Google Scholar
  2. Hampson FJ (2001) Structures of governance rights & a general assembly of nations. In: Kly YN, Kly D (eds) In pursuit of the right to self-determination. Clarity Press, Atlanta, pp 124–129Google Scholar
  3. Trechsel S (2000) Human rights and minority rights – two sides of the same coin? A sketch. In: Mahoney P et al (eds) Protecting human rights: the European perspective. Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln, pp 1443–1453Google Scholar

Official Material

  1. Minority Rights Group (1991): Minority Rights in Europe – Policies and Practices in CSCE Participating Countries, Minority Rights Group International, LondonGoogle Scholar

Primary Source

  1. General Assembly (1960) Declaration on the Granting of Indpendence to Colonial Countries and Peoples UN Doc. A/RES/1514 (XV)Google Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrike Barten
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  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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