Minority Rights

  • Ulrike Barten


Minority rights are usually spoken of as human rights. The aim of both human rights and minority rights is protection of people. Once, they were seen as alternatives to each other and the group aspect of minorities clashed with the idea of individual human rights. Does it, then, make sense to place minorities in a human rights context? Yes, it does; the argument follows below.


Indigenous People Minority Language Legal Personality National Minority Religious Minority 
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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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