The Movement and Residence of Minorities

Chaloka Beyani

in Human Rights Standards and the Free Movement of People Within States

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198268215
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683459 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

The Movement and Residence of Minorities

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In 1950, Sir Hersh Lauterpacht pointed out that protecting the minorities served not only as a basic human right that involves instilling peace within and between nations, but such is also important in maintaining an identity that is based on the heritage, values, and qualities that may be attributed to a certain people. Also, it is important to note that such an assessment is essential for the stability of States with particular minority groups. This chapter focuses on the protection of minority groups in line with the standards for the freedom of residence and movement within states through presenting such as standards in relation to the international law that specifically covers the welfare and protection of minorities.

Keywords: minorities; minority groups; peace; identity; heritage; values; stability; protection; international law

Chapter.  9459 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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