Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2019, ISBN ; 9789004390775.
The effective management of differences between groups within democracies means moving beyond the examination of individual rights. In the field of national minorities conflict prevention diplomacy, promoting the effective participation of national minorities in public life is a primary objective. Enhancing participation encourages a sense of belonging, contributes to societal integration, and promotes cohesion within the multi-ethnic state. The Lund Recommendations on the Effective Participation of National Minorities in Public Life directly address these challenges, and the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities works with states and national minority groups to advance functional solutions that reduce tensions and foster stability. This volume analyses the components of a balanced legal and policy framework related to effective participation of national minorities, with a view to preventing conflict, and reviews the related work of the OSCE and other international organisations.
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Front Matter Copyright Preface Notes on Contributors Introduction: Effective Participation of National Minorities from a Conflict Prevention Perspective / William Romans and Iryna Ulasiuk Effective Participation of National Minorities in Public Life: the UN's Perspective / Fernand de Varennes and Elżbieta Kuzborska-Pacha Challenges to Participation in the Name of 'Integration': Participation, Equality and Identity as Interrelated Foundational Principles of Minority Protection / Kristin Henrard The Lund Recommendations from the Perspective of the Framework Convention / Francesco Palermo and Petra Roter Non-Territorial Autonomy: Traditional and Alternative Practices / Tove H. Malloy Addressing Hungarian Minority Self-Governance Claims in Zakarpattya: an Assessment in Light of the Lund Recommendations / David J Smith and Mariana Semenyshyn Lund through a Gender Lens: Participation of Minority Women in Political and Public Life / Tiina Kukkamaa-Bah and Jennifer Croft National Minorities' Participation in Cultural Life: a Human Rights, Integration, and Conflict Prevention Perspective / Laurențiu Hadîrcă Roma and Sinti Political Participation / Iulius Rostas and Dan Pavel Doghi Effective Participation of National Minorities in the Electoral Process / Dmitry Nurumov and Vasil Vashchanka Participation of National Minorities in the Political Life of Georgia during the 2012 and 2016 Election Cycles / Nino Gogoladze Taking the Lund Recommendations One Step Forward: Introducing a Measurement Approach / Anton Petrenko Thomsen Back Matter The Lund Recommendations on the Effective Participation of National Minorities in Public Life and Explanatory Note Index.