National Minorities in International Law

In international law there are a wide variety of legal beings. At
one end of the spectrum is the individual, an increasingly important
subject of international jurisprudence, and at the other is the state
itself, the archtype of the international legal person. Between the two
lie a number of entities, one of which is the national or ethnic minority group. This somewhat unfamiliar legal entity is composed of people who wish to retain their distinctive culture, but cannot find expression through an independent state of their own…