Impact of conflict on minorities
Ethnic and religious minorities often bear a devastating and irreversible impact from violent conflict. For the coming year the cluster will investigate the consequences for and impact on minorities of conflict in Ukraine (Donbas and Crimea) and Nagorno-Karabakh. We will examine particularly the impact on minority and human rights, as well as the protection mechanisms in response to concerns about the uncertain future of their identities, beliefs and culture. Furthermore, and related to their security, we will investigate relations between majority and minority groups and whether they can coexist in conditions of conflict without violence.