- The Charter of Regional and Minority Languages as a political factor
- 18e Congres international des linguistes: CIL18
- Book/source title
- Current issues in unity and diversity of languages: collection of papers selected from the CIL 18, held at Korea University in Seoul, on July 21-26, 2008 [cd-rom]
- Pages (from-to)
- Seoul: Linguistic Society of Korea
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
In this paper the genesis of the Charter of Regional and Minority Languages (1992) is discussed briefly, just as the current politico-linguistic situation in a few European languages with respect to the Charter. Especially the postion of the Russian speaking minority in the Ukraine, one of the partners of the Charter, is compared with that of the Russian speaking minorities in Latvia and Estonia.
The role and the positive effect of the periodical reports of the Committee of Experts of the Council of Europe is sketched. In the conclusion a possible role of the Strasbourg Court of Justice is foreseen where it comes to strengthening of linguistic rights via case law.
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