European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 18 (2019)


The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to conflict management, international legal developments and domestic legislation affecting minorities in Europe.
Part I contains scholarly articles and, in the 2019 volume, it centres on religious issues that have come before courts of law.
Part II contains reports on national and international developments.
Part III features book reviews introducing and critiquing new, relevant literature within the disciplines of the social sciences, humanities and law.

Apart from providing a unique annual overview of minority issues for both scholars and practitioners in this field, the Yearbook is an indispensable reference tool for libraries, research institutes as well as governments and international organisations.

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues is also available online.

Prices from (excl. VAT):


Thematic Articles

1 Recognizing Religious Minority Rights
A Key Tool to Managing Pluralism in the European Court of Human Rights
  Eugenia Relaño Pastor

2 Religious Pluralism and State-Centric Legal Spaces in Europe
The Legacy of the Molla Sali Case
  Kyriaki Topidi


International Developments

3 Advancing Economic and Social Rights, Including Education  in the Context of European Minorities——2019
  Mariya Riekkinen

4 Participation, Citizenship and Transfrontier Exchanges——2019
  Anna Barlow

5 Language Rights of European Minorities in the Administration of Justice, Public Administration and Public Services
International Developments in 2019
  Noémi Nagy

6 Cultural Activities/Facilities and the Media
2019 Developments in the Context of European Minorities
  Liudmila Ragozina, Gennady Chebotarev, and Elena Titova

National Developments

7 When the Dam Breaks
Catalonia in 2019
  Michael Johns

8 North Macedonia’s Language Law of 2018
Too Good to be True?
  Emma Lantschner

9 Latinizing the Alphabet in Kazakhstan
Rationale, Legal Foundation, and Possible Impact on the Status of the Russian Language
  Mariya Riekkinen, Aizhan Zhatkanbayeva, Kanat Kozhabek, and Gulnar Aigarinova

10 The Rohingya: Myanmar’s Unwanted Minority
  Jatswan S. Sidhu

Book Reviews

 Joseph Marko (ed.) and Sergiu Constantin (assistant editor), Human and Minority Rights Protection by Multiple Diversity Governance: History, Law, Ideology and Politics in European Perspective (Routledge, Abington, New York, 2019), ISBN 9781-13-868309-9 (paperback)
  Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark

 Rainer Hofmann, Tove H. Malloy, and Detlev Rein (eds.), The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: A Commentary (Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, Boston, 2018), ISBN 978-90-04-33965-1 (hardback)
  Ljubica Djordjević

 Anna-Mária Bíró et al (ed.), Populism, Memory and Minority Rights: Central and Eastern European Issues in Global Perspective (Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, Boston, 2018), ISBN 978-90-04-38641-9 (hardback)
  Tibor Toró

 Chris Gilligan, Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism. Rethinking Racism and Sectarianism (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2017), ISBN 978-0-7190-8652-6 (hardback)
  Verena Wisthaler

 Dorothy L. Zinn, Migrants as Metaphor: Institutions and Integration in South Tyrol’s Divided Society CISU, Rome, 2018), ISBN 9788-87-975658-7 (paperback)
  Andrea Carlà

 Appendix: List of International Norms