Renewed Non-Discrimination and Equality promises for National Minorities in Europe, by Liefke Dolmans and Elisabeth Kühn, is now available as ECMI Working Paper #72.
In Working Paper #72 of the European Centre for Minority Issues, the authors present the evidence they found for the use of positive action and renewed forms of non-discrimination mechanisms in Europe.
However, the authors also present their finding that the reforms reflected in the new action are in their infancy, and they are only seldomly used for the improvement of the situation of national minorities.
The question posed in the ECMI Working Paper #72 is, if there is evidence for the use of recently renewed, extended non-discrimination, and European equality mechanisms like Full and Effective Equality and Substantive Equality.
The authors, Liefke Dolmans and Elisabeth Kühn, did the research behind the analysis of the Paper while they were interns at ECMI in 2012.
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