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Religion
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Religion

The particular religious and philosophical beliefs held by a minority group are often what distinguishes them from the majority.  It…

Linguistic rights
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Linguistic rights

Linguistic rights protect the individual and collective right to choose one’s language or languages for communication both within the private…

Right to development
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Right to development

Article 1 of the Declaration on the Right to Development states that: “[t]he right to development is an inalienable human…

Land rights
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Land rights

There is no international or regional human rights instrument which specifically deals with the right of indigenous peoples to their…

Participation
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Participation

In order to contribute to the running of a democratic state, citizens must be offered the chance to participate. This…

Education
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Education

The right to education is described by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as ‘both a human…

Non-discrimination
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Non-discrimination

Non-discrimination is a basic principle of international human rights law.  A frequently used definition of discrimination is set out in…