Minority rights in Europe (2004)
p. 43, line 20, replace The Court also observed that mention [...] existence of groups by The Court referred to the contention of the applicants that mention of "the consciousness of belonging to a minority and the preservation and development of a minority's culture" could not be said to constitute a threat to "democratic society", and that "the existence of minorities and different cultures in a country was a historical fact that a `democratic society' had to tolerate and even protect and support according to the principles of international law". Acceptance of such a view would have brought the ECHR closer to legal texts which mandate positive action to promote minority identity and are more explicit in the case of groups.
p. 637, line 14, delete consequent
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