Global Challenge of Minority Rights Law: Lessons from Around the World?

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Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 5:30pm
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The lecture was organized within the framework of  'Incorporating Diversity Issues into the Teaching of Public Administration', a Course Innovation Workshop implemented jointly by the Center for Policy Studies,  Curriculum Resource Center and Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative-OSI.  

Synopsis: This lecture sought to explore the theoretical and practical challenges to the establishment of an effective regime of protection for minorities and indigenous peoples, drawing on experiences from each of the five continents.

Joshua Castellino is a Professor of Law & Head of the Law Department at Middlesex University London, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. He trained and worked as a journalist in India before winning a Chevening Scholarship to pursue a Masters in International Law & Politics and the University of Hull. He completed his PhD in International Law in 1998. He has authored four books: International Law & Self Determination (Martinus Nijhoff, 2000), Title to Territory in International Law (with Steve Allen) (Ashgate, 2002), Minority Rights in Asia (with Elvira Dominguez Redondo)(Oxford University Press, 2006) and Indigenous & Minority Rights in the Pacific (with David Keane) (Oxford University Press, 2009 forthcoming). He has co-edited a collection of essays entitled International Law & Indigenous Peoples (Kluwer Law, 2005) and has written several articles on issues concerning human rights, comparative constitutional law and public law.