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Slovenian Minority Protection in Comparative Perspective

March 11, 2024 | 11:00 am | Mohorjeva knjigarna, Nazorjeva ulica 1, Ljubljana

A new monograph by author Dr. Dejan Valentinčič titled “Slovenian Minority Protection in Comparative Perspective” has been released. It provides an extensive overview of the history and current state of minority protection in Slovenia, both in theory and in practice, and compares it with the situation in different other countries. 

Special attention is given to the position of the Slovenian minorities in the border areas of the neighboring countries and the various approaches used by Western Balkan countries in ensuring minority rights. The author also examines the good and bad practices of minority protection across Europe and addresses the issue of the appropriateness of the principle of autochthony as a criterion for granting specific minority rights. 

Dr. Ernest Petrič describes the monograph as a fundamental work of a new generation of Slovenian researchers who contribute to the preservation of the Slovenian identity worldwide.

On the other hand, Dr. Angelika Mlinar emphasizes the quality of the author’s work and highlights that reading the monograph will be beneficial for anyone interested in the field of minority rights and fair treatment of diversity.

You are invited to the presentation of the monograph, which will take place on Monday, March 11th, at 11 o’clock, at Mohorjeva knjigarna in the Nazorjeva ulica 1 in Ljubljana. 

The published monograph was financially supported by the Slovenian Research and Innovation Agency (ARIS) within the public call for co-funding scientific monograph publications.