Democracy, Minorities and International Law (Cambridge by Steven Wheatley

By Steven Wheatley

This paintings explores the contribution that overseas legislations may well make to the solution of tradition conflicts - political disputes among the contributors of alternative ethno-cultural teams - in democratic States. overseas legislation recognises that folks belonging to minorities have the precise to get pleasure from their very own tradition and peoples have definitely the right to self-determination with out detailing how those rules are to be implement. The emergence of democracy as a felony legal responsibility of States allows the overseas neighborhood to quandary itself with either the process and substance of 'democratic' judgements referring to ethno-cultural teams. Democracy isn't really to be understood easily as majority rule. Cultural conflicts in democratic States needs to be resolved in a fashion that's both applicable or defensible and defeasible to all electorate, together with individuals belonging to ethno-cultural minorities. Democracy, Minorities and foreign legislations examines the results of this recognition.

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