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Linguistic Minority Rights in Turkey, Iraq, and Lebanon : Comparative Perspectives

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  • Fribourg : IFF, 2023
English Linguistic Minority Rights (LMR) are gaining importance in a context of ever-increasing linguistic homogenization. This loss of language diversity is due to eminently political factors lying at the core of the nation state. With this premise, this paper seeks to analyze and compare the way LMR are embedded and implemented in Turkey, Iraq, and Lebanon, all Near East countries hosting astounding linguistic and cultural diversity. After a short introduction to LMR in general, their embedment in the three states at hand is examined, through both political and cultural contextualization, and a legal analysis. This comparative approach highlights that decentralized governments allow more room to linguistic minorities. Further, a pluralistic approach to languages should be embedded in constitutional law, to then be detailed further in more precise and enforce-able LMR.
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Faculty
Faculté de droit
Department
Institut du Fédéralisme
Language
  • English
Classification
Law, jurisprudence
Series statement
  • IFF Working Paper Online ; 39
License
CC BY
Open access status
diamond
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Persistent URL
https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/326548
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