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Argumentele noii ofensive oficiale împotriva drepturilor colective
An assessment of the arguments for the new official offensive against collective rights

Author(s): Gabriel Andreescu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Centrul de Studii Internationale
Keywords: collective rights; individual rights; national minorities; self-determination of minorities; Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Summary/Abstract: The study is a systematic deconstruction of the case against collective rights, of arguments to the effect that collective rights are substantively vague and procedurally impracticable; that their end is to ensure a legal status for minorities both nationally and internationally; that the concept aims to ensure the self-determination of minorities; that – as Romania has constantly claimed – rejecting collective rights for minorities is a position confirmed and supported by the EU’s fundamental documents. The article discusses the arguments offered by Romanian officials in refusing to recognize Kosovo’s independence, presented as a corollary of the rejection of collective rights.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 24-40
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian