Latvian Human Rights Quarterly #5/6

Minority Rights Handbook


CONTENTS


Part A
Articles

Gudmundur Alfredsson.
Minority rights: International standards and monitoring procedures

1. Introduction
2. Definition of the Beneficiaries
3. Equal Enjoyment and Non-Discrimination
4. Special Measures
5. Special Measures in the Field of Political Rights
6. International Monitoring Procedures
7. Individual and Group Rights
8. A Few Concluding Remarks

Ineta Ziemele.
The dilemma of language use in Latvia: obligation and necessity

1. Introduction
2. The Issues
3. Problems
4. Factors Influencing the Language Policy
5. The Draft Law on the State Language
6. Final Remarks

Appendix
Draft Law on the State Language

Part B
Documents


I
International Instruments and Documents

1. Excerpts from the Charter of the United Nations, 1945
2. Excerpts from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN 1948
3. General Assembly Resolution 217 C (III), entitled "Fate of minorities", UN 1948
4. Excerpts from the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, UN 1948
5. Excerpts from the Convention (No.111) concerning Discrimination in respect of Employment and Occupation, ILO 1958
6. Excerpts from the Convention against Discrimination in Education, UNESCO 1960
7. Excerpts from the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination, UN 1965
8. Excerpts from the Declaration of the principles of International Cultural Co-operation, UNESCO 1966
9. Excerpts from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, UN 1966
10. Excerpts from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, UN 1966
11. Excerpts from Resolution 1 (XXIV) of the sub-commission on prevention of discrimination and protection of minorities, on procedures for dealing with admissibility of communications, UN 1971. Adopted in pursuance of economic and social council resolution 1503 (XLVIII), entitled "Procedure for dealing with communications relating to violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms", UN 1970
12. Excerpts from the Declaration on Race and Racial prejudice, UNESCO 1978
13. Excerpts from the Declaration on the Elimination of all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based on religion or belief, UN 1981
14. Excerpts from the Guiding principles for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the context of development and a new international economic order, UN 1985
15. Excerpts from the Body of principles for the Protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment, UN 1988
16. Excerpts from the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UN 1989
17. Excerpts from the Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors, UN 1990
18. Excerpts from the Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religiuos and Linguistic minorities, UN 1992
19. Excerpts from Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1993/24, entitled "Rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religiuos and linguistic minorities", UN 1993
20. Excerpts from the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference on Human Rights, UN 1993
21. Excerpts from the Recommendations made in the Report on Constructive National Arrangements for minorities by special rapporteur ASBJÍRN EIDE of the sub-commission on the prevention of discrimination and protection of minorities, in UN document E/CN.4/SUB.2/1993/34/ADD.4
22. General comment by the human rights committee on article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights, UN 1994
23. Excerpts from Commission on human rights Resolution 1995/24, entitled "Rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities", setting up a working group on minorities, UN 1995
24. General recommendation adopted by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, under the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, UN 1996

II
Regional Instruments and Documents

1. Excerpts from the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Council of Europe 1950
2. Excerpts from the European Social Charter, Council of Europe 1961
3. Excerpts from the Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension, CSCE 1990
4. Excerpts from the Charter of Paris for a new Europe, CSCE 1990
5. Excerpts from the Document of the Cracow Symposium on the Cultural Heritage of the CSCE participating states, CSCE 1991
6. Excerpts from the Report of the Meeting of experts on National Minorities, CSCE, Geneva 1991
7. Excerpts from the Report of the Seminar of experts on Democratic Institutions, CSCE, Oslo 1991
8. Excerpts from the Document of the Moscow Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension, CSCE 1991
9. Excerpts from the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Council of Europe 1992
10. Excerpts from the Helsinki Decisions on the High Commissioner on National Minorities, CSCE 1992
11. Excerpts from the Helsinki Decisions on the Human Dimension, CSCE 1992
12. Excerpts from the Helsinki Decisions on Regional and Tranfrontier co-operatiom, CSCE 1992
13. Excerpts from the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Council of Europe 1994
14. The Hague Recommendations regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities, the Foundation on Inter-Ethnic Relations 1996