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Part 5 Liberty, Equality, and The Rights of Minorities, 5.4 Linguistic and Cultural Rights in the Arab Constitutions: From Arabism to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

Ali Karimi

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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 August 2020

The thematic question of this article seeks to find out how constitutions in Arab states have started to recognize the linguistic and cultural rights of non-Arab communities living within their jurisdiction. Is the recognition of such rights evidence of change having taken place in the concept of Arabism, by moving from systems built on one “nation” to systems built on more than one nation, in the case of states where there are non-Arab communities? What is the current status of Arabism in those systems? Is it still as vibrant as it used to be, or has this changed...
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