The concept of minority, definition criteria and interpretations
The concept of minority is the subject of an analytical approach which, in most cases, aims at identifying the specific traits of a group, traits which unite the members of this group and at the same time distinguish them from the rest of the community that encompasses it. These particular specificities may be of an ethnic, religious, linguistic, etc. nature, but beyond these general characteristics, the attempt to define the minority is tangibly and inevitably confronted with a complex casuistry which only makes it even more difficult to encompass in a unique and pertinent definition the particular situation of minorities.
Keywords: human rights, minority, ethnicity, religion, language, non-discrimination