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On the problems of guaranteeing the rights of the Macedonian national minority in Bulgaria

Abstract 
The discrimination of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria is one of the most topical problem in constitutional law of this country. National and international guaranties of the minority’s rights within different public spheres are analyzed in the article. The authors consider the national guaranties of the rights of the Macedonians in Bulgaria to be real legal relations between the state (its bodies and official), on the one hand, and ethnic minority and its representatives, on the other hand. In fact, these legal relations shall create specific conditions, ways and methods of guarantying their rights. Being the main guarantor of ethnic minority’s rights, the state is recognized as creating conditions for activities of associations and individuals for realization of their rights, but accorfong to the authors, in practice it does not happen. The authors’ multi-track approach towards the problem of guaranties as well as the analysis of the positive comparative experience let formulate specific suggestions for developing of the effective system of guaranties of rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria.

About the author
Stojko Stojkov – Doctor of Sciences (History), Associate Professor, University Gotse Delchev, Shtip, Macedonia.

Natalia Butusova – Doctor of Sciences in Law, Professor, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia.

Citation
Stojkov S., Butusova N. (2018) O problemakh garantirovaniya makedonskogo natsional’nogo men’shinstva v Bolgarii [On the problems of guaranteeing the Rights oft the Macedonian national Minority in Bulgaria]. Sravnitel’noe konstitutsionnoe obozrenie, vol.27, no.3, pp.15–32. (In Russian).

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