[lg policy] Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: A Practical Guide for Implementation

Bill Rivers wrivers at languagepolicy.org
Thu May 10 16:06:00 EDT 2018


10 am; 240-529-7684

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 3:57 PM Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
wrote:

> Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: A Practical Guide for
> Implementation
>
>
> The  guide aims to serve as a practical tool to assist policymakers and
> right holders to have a better understanding of linguistic rights as well
> as to provide best practices that could be replicated in different
> contexts. It is aimed to assist in the efforts to achieve the necessary
> balance between a state’s official language or languages, and its
> obligations to use or respect the language preferences of linguistic
> minorities. Protection and promotion of  language rights can also help to
> preserve the world’s linguistic diversity.
>
>
> The Guide aims to:
> •clarify the various rights of linguistic minorities relevant to language
> use and preferences;
> •clarify the obligations of state authorities towards linguistic
> minorities;
> •support the development and continuous improvement of effective
> (including cost-efficient  approaches to and practices for, these rights of
> linguistic minorities; and
> •promote consistent approaches to the participation and inclusion of
> minorities in public life and the implementation of their language rights
>
>
> More information:
>
> http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Minorities/SRMinorities/Pages/LanguageRights.aspx
>
>
> Guide in ful-text:
>
> http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Minorities/SR/LanguageRightsLinguisticMinorities_EN.pdf
>
>
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