New York, New York…
ECMI Director Prof. Malloy and Research Assistant Viktoria Martovskaya are at the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) World Convention in New York today to present their paper on non-recognized entities and the implementation of international norms on human and minority rights. The contribution aims to evaluate the effectiveness of multilateralism in terms of human rights’ ability to be universally respected.
Malloy & Martovskaya’s paper is concerned with non-recognized entities (also referred to as de facto or renegade states) and the relation to the sovereign state they often form part of. The perspective of sovereignty and self-determination is highly contested in these contexts including the recognition or lack of from other sovereign states. This study focuses specifically on the lack of human and minority rights monitoring and examines the legal and political situation of five different entities.
The ASN World Convention is the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind and welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism Studies and Migration/Diasporas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.