INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PROTECTION OF LINGUISTIC MINORITIES

1Kamo Chilingaryan, Irina Meshkova, Olga Sheremetieva

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Abstract:

The paper focuses on the issue of protection of language minorities. The theoretical significance of the research consists in the consideration of the phenomenon of “linguistic minority”. The article makes an attempt to reveal international documents implied in this field. Methodological and dialectical approaches are used in the article to determine the scope of the research and examine the ration between the adopted international and regional legal instruments. This article is inherently an analysis of the international legal protection of linguistic minorities. The aim of the research is to form ideas on the effectiveness of the development of international legal norms, aimed at combating discrimination of linguistic minorities; existing international-legal acts providing for a general prohibition of discrimination and its different types; gaps in the international-legal regulation of protection against discrimination of linguistic minorities. The results of the research may be of practical use while treating linguistic minorities fairly and show the ideas which humanity should strive to achieve.

Keywords:

legal framework, protection of minority rights, linguistic minorities, human rights, international-legal regulation, international legal instruments

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 6
Pages9750-9758