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Human rights and documents on the minority in the Western Thrace.

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Published by Association of Western Thracians in Bakanlıklar, Ankara .
Written in English


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ContributionsAssociation of Western Thracians.
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LC ClassificationsMLCS 95/08622 (D)
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Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
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Open LibraryOL2181342M
LC Control Number88969260


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Human rights and documents on the minority Human rights and documents on the minority in the Western Thrace. book the Western Thrace. Ankara: Association of Western Thracians, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Association of Western Thracians.

OCLC Number: Description:. Very Good English Paperback. Pbo. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In English. p., with numerous documents and plts. Human rights and documents on the minority in the Western Thrace.

BALKANS Turkology Turkish and Muslim minority in West Thrace Greek Greece International relations Human rights Released on: Page 6 - The participating States on whose territory national minorities exist will respect the right of persons belonging to such minorities to equality before the law.

will afford them the full opportunity for the actual enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms and will, in this manner, protect their legitimate interests in this sphere. The international human rights NGOs have been taking note of the minority’s problems.

experiences and potential of Muslim minority women in Western Thrace. Design/methodology/approach. The basic international document regulating Greek-Turkish relations is the Lausanne Treaty, which is still in force. It sought to create a balance in the three major areas of Western Thrace, the Aegean Sea and Cyprus.

The Lausanne Treaty mcognized for the Moslem Turks of Western Thrace a set of minority rights. The same balance. COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS. SUB-COMMISSION ON THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. WORKING GROUP ON MINORITIES.

ELEVENTH SESSION. GENEVA 30 MAY-3 JUNE Agenda Item 3a. MUSLIM TURKISH MINORITY OF WESTERN THRACE – GREECE. Thank you Mr. Chairman, My name is Tzemil Kapza; I represent Western Thrace Minority University.

This report examines the situation of the ethnic Turkish minority of Thrace, a region of Greece. Itserves as a follow-up to two earlier reports issued by Human Rights Watch, Destroying EthnicIdentity: The Turks of Greece (August ) and "Greece: Improvements for Turkish Minority;Problems Remain" (April ).

Ethnic Turks have resided in Thrace since at least the fourteenthcentury, and they. The Turkish minority in Western Thrace has inhabited the region for centuries. Older ; News. COVID Emergency relief must reach everyone, including minorities and indigenous peoples. Minority Rights Group International (MRG) Deputy Director, Claire Thomas, writes this opinion piece for the Thomson Reuters News Foundation.

reaffirm our. The approximate area of Western Thrace is 8, km² with a population ofaccording to the census. It's estimated that two-thirds (67%) of the population are Orthodox Christian Greeks, while 30% (,) are Muslims who are an officially recognised minority of Greece.

Of these, about half are of Turkish origin, while another third are Pomaks who mainly inhabit the mountainous. Boussiakou, I. Religious freedom and minority rights in Greece: The case of the Muslim minority in Western Thrace.

The Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, GreeSE Paper No. Google Scholar. During Ottoman rule beforeGreeks constituted a minority in the region of Western Thrace.

[12] After the Balkan Wars and World War I the demography of the region was changed. While groups such as the Turks and Bulgarians decreased, the Greek population increased by the resettlement of ten thousands of Greek refugees from other areas of the Ottoman Empire, after the flight of the Greek.

belonging to these minorities are often subject to hate crimes. The common concept of hate crimes is based on the hatred towards the "other' or towards the fear of "otherness" or "intolerance".

Hate Crimes in Western Thrace Western Thrace is a region that extends on an area of square kilometers in the northeast part of Greece. Abstract. Since its creation, the Greek state has taken advantage of the long experience of the Ottoman millet system when dealing with its own Muslim populations.

The Muslim minority (before and after the Greek-Turkish population exchange, ) was always officially recognised and its legal status was regulated through millet-likethe Turkish/Muslim minority of Thrace is also.

Downloadable. The status of religious freedom of the Muslim minority in Western Thrace (northern Greece) is protected according to the Treaty of Lausanne and international human rights instruments. According to the Treaty the members of the Muslim minority have the right to elect their own religious leader (Mufti) and resolve disputes of a family and personal nature based on Islamic Law.

Western Thrace Minority University Graduates Association Thursday, 19 MayWorking Group 2: Equal participation of women and men in political parties, The Representation of Turkish Minority Women in Political and Public Life.

In this article, I illustrate and test these responses with the case of the Muslim minority of Western Thrace, a group that has resided in Greece since Ottoman times and has been the subject of.

is seen in the “European Convention on Human Rights” of ,wherein the rights of minorities were also secured essentially by employing the term “everyone” and not expressions such as “people, public, citizen” and the like, particularly observed in Article 9, 10, 11 Additional Protocol, Article 2.

Against this background, the. The Muslim minority of Western Thrace stands in sharp contrast to this paradigm, as despite its numerical strength and its proximity with the Turkish “motherland,” as well as its segregation from the Christian majority and the state authorities, it made no organized attempt.

Most minority members whom Human Rights Watch interviewed believe that ethnic Turks from Thrace who have studied at Turkish universities should be the primary teaching staff in the minority schools. In conclusion despite years of attempts to assimilate them, depriving them of their basic human rights and freedoms, they have managed to protect their national solidarity and culture, and despite the fact that Greece is a member of the EU the Western Thrace Turkish minority is still in danger and has many difficult days ahead of them.

Greece and Turkey are members of the UNO and signed the Charter of Human Rights already in October The UN handled the minority issue within the framework of human rights.

Articles 1,13, 62 and 76 limit minority rights to negative rights i.e. discrimination is disallowed. [19] Privileges to protect their characteristics were not provided. Human Rights Issues Arising from the Implementation of Sharia Law on the Minority of Western Thrace—ECtHR Molla Sali v. Greece, Application No.

/14, 19 December by Nikos Koumoutzis and Christos Papastylianos. abroad According active Aegean Macedonia Article 19 Athens Balkan border Bulgarian called century changed citizenship considered constitutional continued cultural dated degrading treatment DENYING Department discrimination documents ensures ethnic groups ETHNIC IDENTITIES ethnic Macedonians ethnic Turks European Convention EUROPEAN UNION.

The minority in Western Thrace, Greece, has long enjoyed a special status where family and inheritance matters were subject to Sharia law and religious jurisdiction (Mufti).

After judicial controversy for many years over the compulsory character of this “minority privilege”, the matter has been brought before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

In view of the hearing of the. UN Declaration of Human Rights of Persons Belonging to National, Religious and Linguistic Minorities is the most significant authoritative source for the international documents to be articulated on the protection of the minority rights.

It is also considered to be a breach of human rights (Rahman and Toubia3), violating three pivotal protections: the rights of the child, the right to health and the integrity of the body (CRLP). As such, a total of seven international human rights documents are argued to be infringed by the act of female circumcision.

Amartya Sen is an important author, economist, and philosopher for anyone in human rights work to know, and his book Development as Freedom () is a perfect example of his expertise and deep understanding of human development and the importance of human rights.

Sen argues that human freedom should be both the means and the end of development. Turks of Western Thrace (Turkish: Batı Trakya Türkleri, Greek: Τούρκοι της Δυτικής Θράκης) are ethnic Turks who live in Western Thrace, in the province of East Macedonia and Thrace in Northern Greece.

According to the Greek census ofthere were approximat Turks in Western Thrace, out of the approximat strong Muslim minority of Greece. was the beginning of a new era in the field of human rights in Africa.1 It entered into force on 21 Octoberand as of 29 April had 53 States parties.

Although strongly inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the two International Covenants on human rights and the regional human rights. [London; New York: Mansell, pp. Contains several important human rights documents including the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, Rules of Procedure of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, and African Charter on the.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), foundational document of international human rights law. It has been referred to as humanity’s Magna Carta by Eleanor Roosevelt, who chaired the United Nations (UN) Commission on Human Rights that was responsible for the drafting of the document.

After minor changes it was adopted unanimously—though with abstentions from the Belorussian Soviet. They discussed the ability of minority religious communities to exercise their rights to religious freedom, government initiatives affecting both the Muslim minority in Thrace and Muslim immigrants, progress regarding the opening of the first public mosque in Athens, the enforcement of counter-proselytism legislation by law enforcement, keeping.

"Athens' practice of temporary suspending minority schools in Western Thrace – a region where aroundMuslim Turkish minority have resided for the past 25 years is.

Before examining universality and other ideological conflicts concerning the idea of human rights, let us turn our attention now to the various kinds of rights that human rights encompass.

1 For more on the relationship between natural law and natural rights, see L. world’s human rights during The foreword, five regional overviews and a survey of countries and territories from all regions document the struggle of many people to claim their rights, and the failures of governments to respect, protect and fulfil human rights.

Yet there are also glimpses of hard-won progress, demonstrating that the. The world community, as documented in numerous reports by human rights watch groups, is aware of the fact that the Turkish Minority in Western Thrace is subject to policies of systematic exclusion.

The National Commission for Human Rights, comprised of government and nongovernmental organization (NGO) members, serves as an independent advisory body to the government on all human rights issues.

An amendment passed by the parliament on Ma allows the descendants of deceased Greek Jews born in the country prior to May 9, to obtain.

Greece Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 8, Greece is a constitutional republic and multiparty parliamentary democracy, with an estimated population of 11 million. Introduction Greece vigorously denies the existence of any ethnic minorities on its territory and attempts to suppress any voices that advocate human rights.

Simply raising the issue of the Macedonian minority in Greece causes Greek citizens and politicians alike to react in outrage. The majority of Greek society supports its government's non-recognition and discrimination of its large.

Western Thrace or West Thrace (Greek: [Δυτική] Θράκη, [Dytikí] Thráki [ˈθraci] / Turkish: Batı Trakya; Bulgarian: Западна Тракия, Zapadna Trakiya or Беломорска Тракия, Belomorska Trakiya) is a geographic and historical region of Greece, between the Nestos and Evros rivers in.

University Graduates of Western Thrace and also visited their non-profit daycare center to see how the Association and private citizens are working to address the needs of the Muslim minority. The CG also met with a local representative of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss minority integration in Thrace.The Turkish minority in Western Thrace is not the only minority whose rights are guaranteed by agreements.

According to the Sevres Agreement ofall the minorities in Greece have the right to receive education and worship in their own language. However, Greek Administrations have often usurped these rights of the minorities by using force.During the Balkan Wars, at Augan Islamic revolt begun in the Eastern Rhodopes and Western Thrace.

At September 1,the "Provisional Government of Western Thrace" (Garbi Trakya Hukumet i Muvakkatesi) was established in Komotini.

The Ottoman administration didn't support the rebels and finally under the neutrality of Greek and.