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Protection of the Roma Minority under International and European Law

Protection of the Roma Minority under International and European Law
  • Year of publication 2015
  • 212 pages
Author:Aniko Szalai
Categories: Law Constitutional Law and Human Rights
Law European Law
Law International law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐595‐7 | hardcover | 1st edition | € 76.50 / $ 114.75 / £ 70.50
Icon_ebook 978‐94‐6274‐365‐6 | ebook | € 74.99 / $ 112.49 / £ 68.99

Protection of the Roma Minority under International and European Law is a comprehensive coverage of all international legal aspects relating to the protection of Europe’s biggest minority group, the Roma. This book combines a practical approach with in-depth analysis, based on the most up-to-date international documents and more than 160 international and national cases. A unique comparison is made with respect to the similarities of indigenous peoples and the Roma. Issues of indigenous peoples are highly featured in the work of the United Nations, and as such the possibility of extending this protection to the Roma – besides Article 27 of the ICCPR – is analysed. At the European level, the author covers the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice, as well as that of the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the European Committee of Social Rights, and the EU. Besides material law, the book also guides the reader in procedural aspects by advising on which forum to choose for a Roma-related discrimination case.

Target group

Academics and practitioners in the field of minority rights and human rights.

Author's information

Anikó Szalai is a senior lecturer at the University of Szeged, Hungary and a regular lecturer at the Human Rights’ Summer University in Frankfurt Oder, Germany. In 2012, she defended her PhD thesis titled The Effect of Armed Conflicts on Treaties. She has published extensively on the law of treaties and human rights and was awarded a National Excellence Award.

Revue Hellénique des droits de l’homme November 2016

review by Catherine-Theresa Paramythiotis Cand, PhD Athens University.

language: Greek 

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September 2015

review by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers.

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