National Minorities

In this section you will find international standards and domestic legislation on national minorities. In particular, this section contains a collection of international instruments, non-treaty standards and OSCE human dimension commitments concerning the rights of national minorities, including their cultural, religious and linguistic rights. It also provides examples of national legislation pertaining to national minorities from some of the OSCE participating States.

Follow the links under the “Useful Links” headings to learn more about the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues and the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.