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Book Review: Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas , by Tarlach McGonangle. (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2011)

Book Review: Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas , by... Tarlach McGonangle Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2011) ISBN 9789400002159, xvi + 668 pp., GBP 90 (hb). In this book McGonagle engages in a thorough analysis of the interface between freedom of expression and minority rights under international law. He then brings to the fore the areas in which the two sets of rights overlap to reveal a synergic, dynamic relationship. His achievement is remarkable not only for the breadth and comprehensiveness of analysis, but also in responding to a specific need for enhanced normative clarity in a crucial aspect of minority protection: that of its relationship with freedom of expression. As he maps the existing international and legal frameworks, and the relevant adjudicative and monitoring bodies, he lists and analyses a number of problématiques relating to free expression and minority rights. He ultimately seeks to assess the effectiveness of international norms. The significance of the right to freedom of expression of persons belonging to minorities, and the special role of the media in their protection, is amply demonstrated in the book. McGonagle's approach is that identities, far from being static, are in a continuous process of evolution. The media, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas , by Tarlach McGonangle. (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2011)

European Public Law , Volume 19 (4) – Dec 1, 2013

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Tarlach McGonangle Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2011) ISBN 9789400002159, xvi + 668 pp., GBP 90 (hb). In this book McGonagle engages in a thorough analysis of the interface between freedom of expression and minority rights under international law. He then brings to the fore the areas in which the two sets of rights overlap to reveal a synergic, dynamic relationship. His achievement is remarkable not only for the breadth and comprehensiveness of analysis, but also in responding to a specific need for enhanced normative clarity in a crucial aspect of minority protection: that of its relationship with freedom of expression. As he maps the existing international and legal frameworks, and the relevant adjudicative and monitoring bodies, he lists and analyses a number of problématiques relating to free expression and minority rights. He ultimately seeks to assess the effectiveness of international norms. The significance of the right to freedom of expression of persons belonging to minorities, and the special role of the media in their protection, is amply demonstrated in the book. McGonagle's approach is that identities, far from being static, are in a continuous process of evolution. The media,

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Published: Dec 1, 2013

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