Editor: J. Alberto del Real Alcalà

Series Title: Current and Future Developments in Law

The Rights of Minorities: Cultural Groups, Migrants, Displaced Persons and Sexual Identity

Volume 2

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ISSN: 2589-0107 (Print)
ISSN: 2589-0115 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-594-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-593-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810859371170201

Introduction

This volume focuses on the rights of minorities. Minorities are often subject to discrimination and individuals find themselves being rejected by the majority. In such cases, people belonging to a minority suffer through hostile situations. Minorities discussed in this book are defined in terms of cultural groups, migrants, displaced persons, sexual minorities (sexual identity). As with the previous volume, readers are informed about the concept of human rights, as an instrument through which civil society tries to eliminate the hostility and suffering of minorities and restores a situation of normality. Minorities must also accept that a democratic society is governed by majority rule and the Rule of Law.

The Rights of Minorities: Cultural Groups, Migrants, Displaced Persons and Sexual Identity discusses four types of minorities: cultural groups, migrants, displaced persons, sexual minorities, and policy on minorities. The book is a detailed reference for graduates and scholars in law, human rights activism, political science, sociology and social psychology. The volume is also recommended for working professionals who operate with human rights groups and general readers (non-experts) who want to understand the discourse about human rights in a holistic (moral, legal, social, economic, and political) framework.

Contributors

Editor(s):
J. Alberto del Real Alcalà
Department of Criminal Law, Legal Philosophy, Moral Philosophy & Philosophy, Faculty of Law and Social Science
‘Gregorio Peces-Barba’ Observatory for Human Rights and Democracy, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén
Spain




Contributor(s):
Ana María Jara Gómez
Derecho Penal, Criminología, Derechos Humanos y Democracia
University of Jaén
Spain


Ángeles Solanes Corella
Department of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy
University of Valencia
Valencia
Spain


Catalina Ruiz-Rico Ruiz
Faculty of Law
University of Jaén
Jaén
Spain


Cristina Churruca Muguruza
Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute
University of Deusto
Bilbao
Spain


Cristina Monereo Atienza
Department of Legal Philosophy
University of Málaga
Málaga
Spain


Eva Pons-Parera
Faculty of Law, Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science
University of Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain


Iñigo Urrutia-Libarona
Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Department of Administrative Law
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Bilbao
Spain


J. Alberto del Real Alcalá
Department of Criminal Law, Philosophy of Law, Moral Philosophy and Philosophy
University of Jaén
Spain


Joan Ridao Martin
Department of Constitutional Law
University of Barcelona
Catalonia
Spain


José Antonio López García
Department of Legal Philosophy
University of Jaén
Jaén
Spain


Juan Antonio Gómez García
Department of Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Law
UNED
Madrid
Spain


Luis Francisco Sánchez Cáceres
Faculty of Law
University of Jaén
Jaén
Spain


María Elósegui Itxaso
Faculty of Law
University of Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Spain


Maria Isabel Garrido Gómez
University of Alcalá
Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Madrid
Spain


Patricia García Amado
Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute
University of Deusto
Bilbao
Spain