Völkerrecht als Instrument

International law as an instrument for the social integration of “new minorities” while preserving their independent identity.

Description

Current international law does not adequately cover the special situation of immigrants who have been resident for a long time, so-called ‘new minorities’. The sub-project will examine whether and, if so, how the provisions of the most important treaty for the protection of the rights of ‘old minorities’ in Europe, namely the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, can be applied to ‘new minorities’ and thus contribute to their better integration into society while at the same time preserving their independent identity.

Publication

Reports

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Das Minderheitenrecht europäischer Staaten, Teil 1 (Co-editor with J.A. Frowein and S. Oeter) (Springer Verlag, Berlin 1993) 536 pages
  • Das Minderheitenrecht europäischer Staaten, Teil 2 (Co-Editor with J.A. Frowein and S. Oeter) (Springer Verlag, Berlin 1994), 544 pages.
  • Minderheitenrecht in Europa. Völker- und staatsrechtliche Lage im Überblick (Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlin 1995) 290 pages.
  • Minority Rights in South Asia (Co-Editor with U. Caruso) (Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2010), 222 pages.   
  • Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten. Handkommentar (Co-Editor with D. Angst, E. Lantschner, G. Rautz and D. Rein) (Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2015), 616 pages.
  • The United Nations Declaration on Minorities. An Academic Account on the Occasion of Its 20th Anniversary (1992-2012), (Co-Editor with U. Caruso) (Brill-Nijhoff, Leiden 2015), 406 pages
  • The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. A Commentary (Brill, Leiden 2018) (Co-Editor with Tove Malloy and Detlev Rein), 399 pages

Articles in Journals and Books

  • Minderheitenrecht in Europa. Überblick über die völker- und staatsrechtliche Lage, ZaöRV 52 (1992), pp. 1-69.
  • Nationale Minderheiten – Ein Thema für das Grundgesetz ? Verfassungs- und völkerrecht-liche Aspekte des Schutzes nationaler Minderheiten, EuGRZ 19 (1992), pp. 401-410
  • Die rechtliche Stellung der Minderheiten in Finnland, in: J.A. Frowein/ R. Hofmann/ S. Oeter (Hrsg.), Das Minderheitenrecht europäischer Staaten. Teil 1 (Springer Verlag, Berlin 1993), pp 108-125.
  • Die Rolle des Europarates beim Minderheitenschutz, in: M. Mohr (Hrsg.), Friedenssichernde Aspekte des Minderheitenschutzes (Springer Verlag, Berlin 1996), pp. 159-211.
  • Minority Rights: Individual or Group Rights? A Comparative View on European Legal Systems, German Yearbook of International Law 40 (1998), pp. 356-382.
  • Europäisches Gemeinschaftsrecht und der Schutz nationaler Minderheiten, in: M. Hofmann/ H. Küpper (Hrsg.), Kontinuität und Neubeginn. Festschrift für Georg Brunner (Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2001), pp. 546-560.
  • The Preventive Mandate of the Control System Created by the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, in: L.A. Sicilianos (Ed.), The Prevention of Human Rights Violations (Kluwer Law International, The Hague 2001), pp. 39-55.
  • Protecting the Rights of National Minorities in Europe. First Experiences with the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, German Yearbook of International Law 44 (2001), pp. 237-269.
  • National Minorities and European Community Law, in: I. Ziemele (ed.), Baltic Yearbook of International Law, Volume 2 (2002), pp. 159-174.
  • Declarations to the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: Practice of the Advisory Committee, in: I. Ziemele (ed.), Reservations to Human Rights Treaties and the Vienna Convention Regime (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden 2004), pp 133-146.
  • The Enlarged EU and the Council of Europe. Transfer of Standards and the Quest for Future Cooperation in Minority Protection, in: G. Toggenburg (ed.), Minority protection and the Enlarged European Union: the Way Forward (Open Society Institute, Budapest, 2004), pp. 125-147
  • Nationale Minderheiten und der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte, in: J.Bröhmer/ R.Bieber/ C. Calliess/ C. Langenfeld/ S. Weber/ J. Wolf (Hrsg.), Internationale Gemeinschaft und Menschenrechte. Festschrift für Georg Ress (Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln 2005), pp. 1011-1026.
  • Rights, States, Minorities, and Indigenous Peoples, in: E. Riedel (ed.), Constitutionalism – Old Concepts, New Worlds. German Contributions to the VIth Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law, Santiago de Chile 2004 (Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2005), pp. 9-35.  
  • The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: An Introduction, in: M. Weller (ed.), The Rights of Minorities. A Commentary on the European Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Oxford Commentaries on International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2005), pp 1-24.
  • Protecting Minority Rights in Kosovo: The Agreement of 23 August 2004 between the Council of Europe and UNMIK on Technical Arrangements related to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, in: K. Dicke u.a. (Hrsg.), Weltinnenrecht. Liber amicorum Jost Delbrück (Duncker & Humblot Verlag, Berlin 2005), pp. 347-370.
  • Menschenrechte und der Schutz nationaler Minderheiten, ZaöRV 65 (2005), pp. 587-613.
  • Religion und Minderheitenschutz, in: A. Zimmermann (Hrsg.), Religion und Internationales Recht (Duncker & Humblot Verlag, Berlin 2006), pp. 157-181.
  • Implementation of the FCNM: Substantive Challenges, in: A.Verstichel/ A. Alen/ D. De Witte/ P. Lemmens (eds.), The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: a Useful Pan-European Instrument? (Intersentia, Antwerpen 2008), pp. 159-185.  
  • The Future of Minority Issues in the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, in: M. Weller/ D. Blacklock/ K. Nobbs (eds.), The Protection of Minorities in the Wider Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, London New York 2008), pp. 171-205.
  • Political Participation of Minorities, European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Vol. 6, 2006/2007 (2008), pp. 5-17.
  • Minority Protection in Europe: Standard-Setting by the Council of Europe and the OSCE, in: D. Thürer/Z. Kedzia (eds.), Managing Diversity. Protection of Minorities in International Law (Schulthess Verlag, Zürich 2009), pp. 31-77.
  • Minorities, European Protection, in: R. Wolfrum (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012), Vol. VII, pp. 240-253.
  • Monitoring the Rights of National Minorities in Europe: 15 Years of Experiences with the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, in: J. Delbrück/ U. Heinz/ K. Odendahl/ N. Matz-Lück/ A. von Arnauld (Hrsg.), Aus Kiel in die Welt: Kiel’s Contribution to International Law, Festschrift zum 100-jährigen Bestehen des Walther-Schücking-Instituts für Internationals Recht (Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2014), S. 369-395.  
  • Das Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten. Einführung,  Überblick und Würdigung, in: R. Hofmann/D. Angst/ E. Lantschner/G. Rautz/D. Rein (Hrsg), Das Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten. Handkommentar (Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2015), pp. 68-86.
  • Landesbericht Deutschland, in:  R. Hofmann/D. Angst/ E. Lantschner/G. Rautz/D. Rein (Hrsg), Das Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten. Handkommentar (Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2015), pp. 87-102.
  • Art. 10 RÜ, in: R. Hofmann/D. Angst/E. Lantschner/G. Rautz/D. Rein (Hrsg.), Das Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten. Handkommentar  (Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2015), pp. 317-326.
  • Art. 11 RÜ, in: R. Hofmann/D. Angst /E. Lantschner/G. Rautz/D. Rein (Hrsg.), Das Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten. Handkommentar  (Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2015), pp. 342-350.
  • The Role of Kin-states under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, in: A. Ziegler/J. Kuffer (Eds.), Les Minorités et le Droit – Minorities and the Law. Liber Amicorum Barbara Wilson (Schulthess Genève/Zurich, 2016), pp. 131-143.
  • Introduction, in: R. Hofmann/T. Malloy/ D. Rein (eds.), The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. A Commentary (Brill, Leiden 2018), pp. 3-21 (Co-Author with T. Malloy und D. Rein).  
  • Article 10, in: R. Hofmann/T Malloy/D. Rein (eds.), The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. A Commentary (Brill, Leiden 2018), pp. 205-219.
  • Article 11, in: R. Hofmann/T. Malloy/D. Rein (eds.), The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. A Commentary (Brill, Leiden 2018), pp. 220-233.

Former authors

  • Dr. Nathalie Baumgart. Dr. Baumgart currently works as Human Rights Compliance Manager at Mercedes-Benz AG and as a trainee lawyer at the Frankfurt District Court. She studied law in Frankfurt as well as Human Rights Law in Cape Town and completed her doctorate on the topic of “Effective Protection of National Minorities by the European Court of Human Rights”. Ms Baumgart’s current research focus includes refugee law, minority protection and women’s rights, partly in cooperation with UNHCR and GIZ. Contact: nathalie-baumgart(at)web.de
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