European Minority Rights Law: Unilateral Legislation in Favour of Kin-Minorities
This working paper examines unilateral policies that pertain to kin-minorities living outside the territory of the respective state in Europe and puts them in the perspective of international law. The fact that international law generally does not sanction unilateral legislation as a means to protect minorities raises a number of questions. In order to answer these questions, the author suggests that a contextual perspective of legal unilateralism is required with regard to inter-state minority politics in Europe to begin the analysis from an international relations perspective.
© 2012 European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
Tove H Malloy