Reflections and Surmises on Minority Rights

Who am I, and why am I blogging?

Welcome to my new site. I am a senior academic at the University of Sussex and have been working on minority rights (and in particular European minority rights law) for 20 plus years. But I still have more questions than answers, and wanted to share some reflections and surmises to help inform my own work and (hopefully) also that of others going forward.

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Northern Ireland Census 2021

So the results of Census 2021 in Northern Ireland have now been released. This coincided with some reflections on a call for papers focusing on the relationship between the protection of minority rights and conflict resolution and prevention. Here the experiences of Northern Ireland seem to have little to offer to the debate. Yes, both the Council of…

A new season….

So it has been quite a while since I posted on here. This does not mean that I have stopped thinking about minority rights as I continue in my role as Director of Teaching and Learning within the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex. My current thoughts and reflections have…

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