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Language Rights of Minorities and Increasing Tensions in the People's Republic of China

de Varennes, F. (2006) Language Rights of Minorities and Increasing Tensions in the People's Republic of China. Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, 7 (2). pp. 1-28.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/157181506779891438
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Abstract

The roots of most ethnic conflicts in the world today involve state authorities excluding or disadvantaging members of a minority group(though in some rare cases it may be an ethnic majority which finds itself the target of exclusionary policies by state authorities, e.g. South Africa during the Apartheid regime) through discrimination and other violations of human rights.' These breaches of the rights of minorities frequently and directly create the preconditions for conflict to erupt over grievances which state authorities have refused or been unable to address.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Copyright: © 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11269
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