United Nations Guide for Minorities
Many states have minorities within their borders. Although no firm statistics exist, estimates suggest that 10 to 20 per cent of the world's population belong to minorities. Highly recommended as a starting point for research.
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Users can find constitutions of all countries of the world in English here. Relevant passages on a particular passage can be quickly found, and users can filter searches by country or date. Highly recommended.
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International Civil Society Centre
The International Civil Society Centre helps the world's leading international civil society organizations maximise their impact for a sustainable and more equitable world. The Centre strives to set high standards in management, governance and strategy for international civil society organizations and the wider sector. Highly recommended.
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Autonomies in Europe: Challenges and Solutions
The full text of updated versions of presentations at the international conference Autonomies in Europe: Challenges and Solutions (Budapest 2013) can be found here. Contributions by Markku Suksi, David J. Smith, Günther Rautz, Levente Salat and others are included. Highly recommended.
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Sámi - The People, Their Culture and Languages and the Council of Europe
A video and brochure on this seminar are available here. The Seminar “Sámi - The People, Their Culture and Languages and the Council of Europe” was held in Inari, Finland on 27 – 29 November, 2014. It was organised by the Council of Europe and the Sámi Parliament in Finland. The aims and expected outcomes of the event were to provide insight into the specific identities, traditions, cultures and languages of the Sámi and to increase understanding of the common challenges faced by Sámi in Finland, Norway and Sweden in the fields of equality, effective participation in public life, and preservation of languages and cultures, reflecting also the perspective of youth, women and diverse groups within the minority.
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