Minority Health Resources

Minority Health Resources

A. International Instruments



B. Regional Instruments

(The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (COE) represent separate and distinct jurisdictions. While EU member states are automatically bound by EU instruments, COE member states are not bound by COE instruments unless they choose to be. Additionally, COE members are not necessarily EU members, and COE instruments are not binding on the EU itself.)

Council of Europe (COE) Binding

Council of Europe (COE) Nonbinding

European Union (EU) 

European Union (EU) Nonbinding

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 

C. Other Declarations and Statements

D. Minority Rights – General

E. Right to Non-Discrimination

F. Right to Health

G. Right to Education

(See also “Rights of Minority Children” and Chapter 6: Children’s Health and Human Rights)

H. Right to Participate in Public Life

  • Banks TL, “Trampling Whose Rights ? Democratic Majority Rule and Racial Minorities, “ Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 43, no. 127 (Winter 2008).
  • Claridge L, Discrimination and Political Participation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sejdic and Finci V. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Minority Rights Group International, March 2010). www.minorityrights.org/9773/briefing-papers/discrimination-and-political-participation-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina.html.
  • Hills J, Le Grand J, and Piachaud D, eds., Understanding Social Exclusion (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).
  • Human Rights Watch, Second Class Citizens: Discrimination against Roma, Jews, and Other National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012). http://www.hrw.org/reports/2012/04/04/second-class-citizens-0.
  • May S, Language and minority rights: Ethnicity, nationalism and the politics of language (New York: Taylor and Francis, 2008).
  • Mushaben JM, The Changing Faces of Citizenship: Social Integration and Political Mobilization Among Ethnic
    Minorities in Germany (Berghahn Books, 2008).
  • UN Human Rights Council, Report of the independent expert on minority issues, Gay McDougall, Minorities and the Discriminatory Denial or Deprivation of Citizenship, A/HRC/7/23 (2008). www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Minorities/IExpert/Pages/Increasetheunderstanding.aspx.

I. Right to Bodily Integrity

J. Rights of Minority Women

K. Rights of Minority Children

(See also “Right to Education” and Chapter 6: Children’s Health and Human Rights)

L. Rights of the Roma

M. Training Guides and Manuals

N. Websites

O. Websites focused on Roma rights