PROTECTION OF MINORITY RIGHTS – A PILLAR OF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

  • Jasmina Dimitrieva

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to contribute towards heightened awareness


about international and comparative systems for protection of minority


rights, as a necessary element of integration in a democratic society, and


towards avoidance of its shadow - a social fragmentisation. Sublimated


best practices are offered not as legal transplants, but as a resource for


possible solutions. The methodology encompasses legal analysis of hard


and soft law applicable to minority rights, comparative analyses of best


practices for integration of minorities from several states (Croatia,


Denmark, France, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia and the


  1. UK) as well as analyses of responses to questionnaires by state and nonstate

actors. The results are scrutinized via multi-disciplinary and human


rights approaches; with an emphasis on the civil society’s role as a crosscutting


issue. The results of the research show that the concept of a multiethnic


integrated society needs to be constantly clarified and promoted by


the Government institutions, which should underscore it as a strategic


priority among majority and minority communities in the Republic of


Macedonia; and that a cautious approach needs to be applied to avoid


social fragmentisation on ethnic and cultural bases. The results will be


disseminated and explained at the September International Conference of


the Law Faculty in Stip. Communication of the results includes use of


scientific repositories, press releases and use of social media.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
DIMITRIEVA, Jasmina. PROTECTION OF MINORITY RIGHTS – A PILLAR OF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 1, n. 5, p. 373-385, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2942>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2020.