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Culture and Language Rights - Mother-Tongue Education in the Kurdish Regions
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NameCulture and Language Rights - Mother-Tongue Education in the Kurdish Regions

The use of mother-tongue languages is a crucial means for minority groups to express their cultural identity. The use of mother-tongue languages in education, both as the language of instruction and as an academic discipline, is a basic right which serves to protect and promote this aim. Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey  are obliged under international human rights law and standards to guarantee this right.However, to varying degrees, these States are failing to fulfil their international legal obligations in this regard, resulting in many individuals from minority groups being denied the enjoyment of this and various other fundamental rights.

This Briefing Paper provides an overview of the use of mother-tongue education in the States mentioned above and provides some key recommendations on how to tackle language right issues which hinder conflict resolution in that region.

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Created On: 07/01/2011 11:40
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