Matthias Koenig and Fernand de Varennes
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This issue brings together several papers presented on the occasion of the conference on "Lesser Used Languages and the Law in Europe", organized by the Academy of European Law in Trier (Germany) in September 2000 under the auspices of the European Union and UNESCO. The selected texts all focus on legal questions of linguistic diversity in Europe. The contributions raise a number of questions about how democratic institutions that were classically linked to the nation-state can respond to increased linguistic diversity under contemporary conditions of denationalization and in correspondence with basic human rights.
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Koenig, Matthias and De Varennes, Fernand. Editorial. IJMS: International Journal on Multicultural Societies. 2001, vol. 3, no.1, pp. 1-4. UNESCO. ISSN 1817-4574. www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol3/issue1/ed