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The right to self-determination is a right for peoples—not for minorities. This classic tale of self-determination is questioned by examining the content of the right to self-determination and the content of minority rights. Self-determination has four dimensions: the political, the economic, the social and the cultural dimensions. Minorities have minority rights that touch on most aspects of life as a member of a minority. If there is an overlap between minority rights and the different dimensions of self-determination, the tale that the right to self-determination is only applicable to peoples loses credibility.