The United Nations Declaration in the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities was adopted by the UN Commission on Human Rights in its resolution 1992/16, 21 February 1992 and by the General Assembly in its resolution 47/135 on 18 December 1992. Since then 18 December is observed as the Minority Rights Day globally.
As the world prepares to celebrate Minority Rights Day, BeyondHeadlines is celebrating the Day to reflect on the recent developments, debates, policies and practices in Minority Rights both in India and at the global level. You are requested to send your ideas, comments and/or contribute special articles on any theme related to Minority Rights. Some of the guiding topics are mentioned below.
BeyondHeadlines will publish a series of articles starting from the second week of December. Your opinions, comments and articles will be used in BeyondHeadlines editorial analysis and feature stories. If you do not want your name to be mentioned in our publications please categorically inform us when you email your writings.
Some Guiding Topics:
1. Minority Rights: History and Evolution of the Idea
2. Theories and Practices in Minority Rights
3. Minority Rights: National and International Perspectives
4. World Religions and Religious Minorities
5. Violations of Minority Rights and their remedies
6. Minority Rights and Indian Constitution
7. National Minority Commission of India: Role and Functions
8. How effective is the India legal system in matters of Minority Rights
9. Emerging Minority Rights: Rights of Gay, Transgender, Lesbian, bisexuals
10. Minority rights in International Law
11. Humanitarian Intervention and Minority Rights
Opinions/Comments: 200-500 words
Case Studies/Personal Experience- 500-1000 words
Opinion Articles: 700-1200 words