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Title: Against Integration, for human rights
Authors: Xanthaki, A
Keywords: Integration;Minority rights;Equality;Non-discrimination;United Nations;Human Rights Committee;Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination;Framework Convention on National Minorities
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: The International Journal of Human Rights, 20:6: pp. 815-838,(2016)
Abstract: Discussions surrounding the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks have once again focussed on integration. This paper disagrees with the blanket endorsement of integration as a positive policy, as currently shared by European states. It demonstrates that contrary to the prevailing belief that ‘integration’ contributes to the realisation of human rights of minorities and to social cohesion, integration of members of minority communities has been amply used to dilute the protection they enjoy under international human rights law. The article identifies five ways in which integration rhetoric and policies limit minority rights and concludes that the current application of integration at the international level harms minority protection.
Description: This is an accepted manuscript of the article published with the title 'Against Integration, for human rights.' The attached manuscript contains the original working title 'On Weakening Minority Protection: 'Integration' in International Human Rights Fora.'
ISSN: 1744-053X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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