Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Minority Protection in the Era of Human Rights

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses how the doctrine of human rights incorporated a new UN minority regime for the promotion of cultural rights. At the initiative of the Soviet Union, the UN's Economic and Social Council that administered the UN's Commission on Human Rights established the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (Sub-Commission) on 28 March 1947. Article II of the Genocide Convention classified four human groups for protection: national, ethnic, racial or religious. The Nazi genocide took Hitler's Germanisation and de-nationalisation campaigns to destroy other nation-states and sub-dominant national group cultures to their most grotesque extreme. The United Nations' Human Rights Committee authorized by the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to monitor member-states' implementation of Covenant requirements, focuses on the guarantee to maintain and reproduce minority cultural identity enshrined in Article 27.

Keywords: Genocide Convention; human rights; ICCPR; minority protection

10.1163/ej.9789004168428.i-258.19
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004168428.i-258.19
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    On Cultural Rights: The Equality of Nations and the Minority Legal Tradition — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation