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Minority Rights in Europe: Policies and Practice in Southeast Europe

30 April 1990

Report on the Conference in the Folketinget, Denmark, 30 March – 1 April 1990, by Minority Rights Group and the Danish Helsinki Committee

The Conference was planned to be a non-governmental conference of experts on minorities, including some individual European members of the UN Human Rights Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities, academic experts, intellectual leaders in the Minority Communities, non-government organisations and other authorities. In the event, Ambassadors and Diplomatic staff from seven different countries asked to attend and were invited in a personal capacity alongside the other participants.

148 people from the following 22 countries attended the conference: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (FDR), Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and Yugoslavia.

Please note that the terminology in the fields of minority rights and indigenous peoples’ rights has changed over time. MRG strives to reflect these changes as well as respect the right to self-identification on the part of minorities and indigenous peoples. At the same time, after over 50 years’ work, we know that our archive is of considerable interest to activists and researchers. Therefore, we make available as much of our back catalogue as possible, while being aware that the language used may not reflect current thinking on these issues.

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