Журнал Viche 2011 №18

№18, 2011

International experience of defense of rights of national minorities and its implementation in Ukrainian legislation

In the modern world where absolute majority of the states are multi-ethnic a sharp necessity in the formation of international mechanism of defense of national minorities from assimilation, discrimination and pursuit by dominant majority and also the defense of their rights has appeared. The signs of growth of international tension can be traced practically in all regions of the world regardless of the level of economic development and the processes of integration. Issues of current importance are those which concern the existence of different kinds of minorities. The presence of national minorities in different states and the necessity in the search of facilities which would provide their existence places the development of essential new approaches to the settlement of problems in relation to the defense of rights of minorities on the agenda. International and legal defense of minorities is one of pledges of peace and stability in Europe and Ukraine.