András L. Pap Legal and Institutional Approaches to Minority Protection
(Pap Legal)

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive
overview of the major issues and questions within the purview of minority
protection. Following a theoretical introduction and general discussions about
the concept and evolution of minority rights and various rights-based
approaches to recognizing minorities, such as individual rights, collective
rights, self-determination, land-rights equality, discrimination and
affirmative action, separate sessions are dedicated to the analysis of specific
and specialized legal regimes and institutions. These include the assessment of
indigenous rights, refugee protection as well as the scrutiny of legal and
political dilemmas concerning hate speech, hate crimes, the legal
conceptualization of minority identity and the processing of ethno-national

There will be weekly meetings in a seminar format.
Seminar discussions of the required readings will have two parts: a general
discussion, in which all students are expected to participate, and individual
student presentations that explore, contest, or specify the major arguments of
the required readings.