On the 9th-11th November 2016, the international conference on kin-states in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries will be held in Berlin. Professor Malloy will present on European Minority Rights Law.
The conference, entitled “The promotion of national minorities by their ‘mother countries’ in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st century“, is organised by the Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, and the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity. Together with the ECMI, the official partners of the event are:
- High Commissioner on National Minorities of the OSCE, Den Haag
- European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg
- Universität Bamberg, Professur für deutsche Sprachwissenschaft/Deutsch als Fremdsprache
- Universität Hamburg, Institut für internationale Angelegenheiten
- University of Warsaw, Institute of Social Policy
- Hungarian Academy of Science, Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies, Budapest
- Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Department of History
- Federal Union of European Nationalities, Flensburg
At the conference, ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy will give a speech about European Minority Rights Law, specifically regarding unilateral legislation in favour of kin-minorities. The conference will feature prominent scholars and experts in the area of minority rights, including the chair of the ECMI Advisory Council Dr. Jennifer Jackson-Preece (the London School of Economics and Political Science), who will talk about the historical background of current minority policy. Different panels during the conference will touch upon the most crucial elements of multilateralism and bilateral approaches, minority rights policy, German minorities and media, and other relevant issues.