The Weaknesses in the International Protection of Minority Rights

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April 2000



The issue of minority rights continues to occupy a sensitive position in international law. This volume analyzes the weaknesses in the international protection of minority rights through a detailed examination of the practices and policies of Pakistan.


Part I: Introduction.
1. Introduction.
2. Conceptual Analysis of the Rights of ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Minorities.
Part II: Minorities and International Law From Past to Present.
3. Historical Evolution of the Concept of the Protection of Minorities in International Law.
Part III: Established Rights Under International Law.
4. Minorities and the Right to Physical Existence in International Law.
5. The right to Physical Existence and the Minorities of Pakistan.
6. Minorities and the Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination in International Law.
7. The Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination and Minorities of Pakistan.
Part IV: Emerging Rights in International Law.
8. Minorities and the Right to Autonomy in International Law.
9. Minorities of Pakistan and the Issue of Autonomy.
Part V: Conclusion.
10. Concluding Observations. Select Bibliography. Appendices: A. The Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National, or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities (United Nations General Assembly Resolution 47/135). B. Agreement between India and Pakistan 1950 Concerning Minorities. (Extract) Signed at New Delhi 8 April (1950) UNTS, 131, 4. C. The Proclamation of Independence (Bangladesh). D. International Crimes (Tribunal) Act, 1973 (Bangladesh). E. Bangladesh-India-Pakistan Agreement on the Repatriation of Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees, 1974, 13 ILM (1974), 501. Maps: Indian Subcontinent (After 1947). Pakistan (Since 1971).
EAN: 9789041113504
ISBN: 9041113509
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2000
Seitenanzahl: 270 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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