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Is self-identification of individuals/groups a criterion for recognition and respect of minority or ethnic cultural linguistic religious groups' rights by the state/government?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Discrimination, Equality
16/01/2012 - 02:25
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Self-identification does not entitle a group of recognition as a minority. The government of Cyprus recognises minority rights under the FCNM only to the three religious groups recognised by the Constitution (Armenians, Latins, Maronites) and recently (in 2009) recognition was extended to the Roma (Comments of the government of Cyprus on the Third opinion of the Advisory committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Cyprus (received on 8 October 2010).

Groups affected/interested Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Islamophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Daily life, Religion
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