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Protecting Minority Population in Europe with European law

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Legal protection for the minority population within Europe is characterized by a fundamental paradox. Europe has been decorated with the seals of democracy, human rights and fundamental freedom as the Treaties marked its founding days. It was not until 1995 that the European Council started dealing with minority population issues. The Directorate General of justice (DG JUST) of the European Commission has been given the responsibility to ensure over the entire territory of the European Union (EU) that the Member States respect the values of EU; it will make sure in particular that any sort of discrimination does not take place within EU. The issue of its applicability to nationals of the EU and prohibiting the discrimination they subjected to is well-known and has become a well-established case-law, and one of its major illustrations is the famous GRAVIER case.

Keywords: Directorate General of justice (DG JUST); European Commission; European Union (EU); GRAVIER case; human rights; minority population issues



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