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Part 4 The Fragile Basis of Democracy and Development, 4.4 The Legal Status of the Kurds in Iraq and Syria

Bawar Bammarny

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

As of yet, there is still no universally accepted definition of minorities in international law. In fact, to date a fixed definition of what constitutes a minority has been deliberately avoided in international legal instruments designed to protect minorities.1 However, a minority can be said to exist when a group is objectively different from others and its members subjectively see themselves as such and have a sense of community. The objective characteristics are often unclear. Though some claim that there are “races” of the human population, the world is so old...
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