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Author Shoraka, Kirsten
Title Human Rights and Minority Rights in the European Union
Parallel title / Title of generic unit
Subject 1. Minorities-Legal status, laws, etc.-European Union countries. 2. Human rights-European Union countries.
Publisher London and New York: Routledge
Year 2010
Pages xxxvi, 288
Description The end of the Cold War has ushered in a restructuring of the institutions of the European community, culminating into its enlargement to Eastern Europe, under the aegis of economic integration, democracy and human rights. This book examines the development and role of human rights in the European Union, from its inception as an economic cooperation project to an organisation of European states with a political agenda that goes beyond its borders. It argues that human rights have become an important component of the foreign policy of the European Union and that this role has grown from the inception of the Union through the Cold War and thereafter onto the process of enlargement of the Union. The book goes on to analyse the EU's policy on minorities, as a particular example of human rights. It considers the level of their protection within the EU and the framework of international law, and compares minority rights in the older Member States including France, Germany and the UK, with newer Eastern European states. The author includes case studies on minority protection in Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom and France.
Type Book
Note Includes bibliography and index. CONTENTS: Table of cases / Table of legislation / List of abbreviations / Overview / A background to the establishment of human rights in the law and policies of the European Union / The Common Foreign and Security Policy as an instrument of human rights policy / The EU and the protection of minority rights in Europe / Minority rights in the Member States / Notes / Bibliography / Index
Language English
Series Routledge Research in EU Law
Identifier 9780415631488
Call No. 341.4'81

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