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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 61 No 4 (2015), 169–182

Postavení „mateřské země“ a příbuzné menšiny z hlediska mezinárodní ochrany lidských práv

[The Status of the Kin-state and Its Related Minority in Terms of International Human Rights Protection]

Harald Christian Scheu

published online: 06. 01. 2016


In this article we examine how the terms “mother country” (“kin-state”) and “related minority” (“kin-minority”) can be understood and applied from the perspective of international human rights law. We further explain to which extent human rights norms, especially the prohibition of discrimination, may restrict the radius of action of a kin-state on the international level. We find that factual ties between a mother country and its kin-minority abroad shall not be discredited and labeled as suspicious and prohibited. International human rights protection should rather offer tools how to reconcile diverging interests of states and minorities.

keywords: Kin-state; kin-minority; discrimination; preferential treatment; citizenship mateřská země; příbuzná menšina; preferenční zacházení; občanství

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