In reviewing the activities of relevant UN human rights institutions, bodies and mechanisms, this chapter identifies and examines some of the main issues that emerged regarding minority rights in the year 2013. It notably analyses how the UN has focused particular attention on the situation and the rights of religious minorities, as well as on the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The article also reviews activities in other issue areas that are important for minorities, such as language, education, combatting racism, hatred and intolerance, and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. It highlights developments with regard to specific groups such as Roma, people living with albinism and Dalits. It also examines some of the urgent situations that have arisen from conflicts which have targeted minorities across the globe.
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online – Brill
Published: Nov 24, 2015
Keywords: religion; Independent Expert on Minority Issues; discrimination; racism and intolerance; conflict; sectarian violence; minority protection
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