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Gudmundur Alfredsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland, and China University of Political Science and Law

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Yonah Alexander, George Washington University, Washington, DC

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Edited by Gaetano Pentassuglia, Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool

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Florence Benoît-Rohmer, University of Strasbourg
Arie Bloed, formerly with the Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute, Budapest
Irwin Cotler, McGill University Law School, Montreal
Asbjørn Eide, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Oslo
Yash Ghai, University of Hong Kong
Kristin Henrard, Faculty of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rainer Hofmann, Institute of Public Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Chris Maina Peter, Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam
Gay Mcdougall, Former UN Expert on Minority Issues
Alice Mogwe, DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights, Gaborone
John Packer, Human Rights Research and Education Centre University of Ottawa
Gaetano Pentassuglia, Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool
Mpazi Sinjela, Law Faculties, Universities of Lusaka and Zambia
Alan Stephens, Zichron Yaacov, Israel
Patrick Thornberry, University of Keele
Alexandra Xanthaki, Brunel University
Yong Zhou, Institute of Nationality Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, and Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Oslo
Ineta Ziemele, Riga Graduate School of Law
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International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

The International Journal on Minority and Group Rights is devoted to interdisciplinary studies of the legal, political, economic and social problems which minorities and indigenous peoples face in all countries of the world. For the purposes of the Journal, groups are seen as clearly recognizable segments of society, defined by such relatively constant factors, as national or ethnic origin, religion, culture or language.
Current developments, not least the spread of violent ethnic and religious conflicts, underline the need for a periodical publication dealing with the rights of persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples and of the groups themselves. The Journal pays special attention to the contribution which human rights standards and good governance guidelines can make to a better world for all. The Journal aims to become the primary forum for the discussion of the vitally important field of studies which it covers.
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