Part 5 Liberty, Equality, and The Rights of Minorities, 5.7 Religious Minorities under Pressure: The Situation in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria
Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder
The study of the minority rights is currently of great importance due to the rapid changes in the Middle East region recently and the changes in many legal systems following the Arabic Spring. As a matter of fact, there is no unified definition as to what constitutes a minority; international law has never fully specified what exactly constitutes a minority. In order for any minority to be defined as such, it must display objective or subjective elements; sharing the same language, religious beliefs, or ethnicity are examples of objective elements. The subjective...