Minority Rights: International Standards and Guidance for Implementation
01 January 2010
Minorities and marginalised groups
Since country engagement and a human rights-based approach constitute key elements in identifying durable solutions to address the plight of minorities, this publication was prepared by OHCHR to raise additional awareness, among its staff and colleagues in other United Nations organizations and specialized agencies, of minority rights and the impediments minorities face in the enjoyment of these rights. The publication aims to assist United Nations colleagues to help strengthen programmes for minorities at the country level, based on the principles established in relevant international human rights instruments and documents, in particular the United Nations Minorities Declaration.