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Administrative Tools in the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Ethnic Minorities
Administrative Tools in the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Ethnic Minorities

Author(s): Valentina Cornea, Sergiu Cornea
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: binding tools; voluntary tools; mixed tools; administrative capacity; citizen competence.

Summary/Abstract: The increased interest of international organizations and institutions toward minorities has led to the accumulation of a sufficient amount to respond to the desideratum of "equal rights". The two components of the international system of protection of national minorities - hard law and soft law – advertise active intervention of states. The institution with the mandate of organizing and executing the law is the public administration. The range of administrative tools used by public authorities on the question of minorities is varied. They are classified conventionally, in compulsory and voluntary instruments. The application of administrative tools in the protection and promotion of minority rights requires broad categories of resources: authority, financial capacity, official structure, information. Cultural conventions and regulations at the international and national level can provide to certain tools greater legal character than to others. In order to ensure the respect of the compulsory legal documents and of those politically binding, the efforts of the public authorities should be channeled at least in two directions: formulating and implementing appropriate policies and ensuring a sense of identity security of pluralistic demands. The identification as an ethnic minority related only by the verb "to be" and not to the verb "to do", impose that administrative tools must be selected according to criteria fairness, efficiency and of existing social support. Policies on minorities will be even more effective, if they will be based on comprehensive statistical data or some other data on the situation of ethnic groups, and approach the quality identity. The analysis of administrative tools by emphasizing the social impact that it produces, can serve as a foundation support for administrative decisions.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: Suppl01
  • Page Range: 47-53
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English