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MOST Clearing House Linguistic Rights

Major Non-Governmental Documents



 
 

Introduction

 

UNESCO MOST Policy on Linguistic Rights

 

International Legal Instruments

 

Major Non-Governmental Documents

 

National Constitutions

 

Bibliography

 

Links

 
 
 
Non-governmental sectors of society are also prominent players in the area of Linguistic Rights. Whether actively involved in the protection of minorities, indigenous peoples or human rights in general, many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) have made efforts to identify or develop appropriate standards pertaining to language or linguistic minorities. Their contribution cannot be overlooked in what continues to be an evolving process.

As part of its efforts to provide a more complete perspective in social science research on language conflicts as well as in policy-making, UNESCO's MOST Programme has collected the relevant sections from some of the more prominent NGO documents from around the world.

A number of these documents have been provided by Dr Fernand de Varennes, a well-known expert on minority rights and Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Human Rights and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict.


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