The Committee of Experts on Issues relating to the Protection of National Minorities (DH-MIN) - discontinued in 2010

The Committee of Experts on Issues relating to the Protection of National Minorities (DH-MIN) was an inter-governmental committee of experts on national minority issues, established by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and acting under the aegis of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH). It was active from 1992-2010, as well as of its Working Group on Dispersed Ethnic Minorities (DH-MIN GT-DEM), active in 1999.


Ad Hoc Committee on the Implementation Mechanism of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (CAHMEC)

The Ad Hoc Committee on the Implementation Mechanism of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (CAHMEC) was active from 1996-1997.


Ad Hoc Committee for the Protection of National Minorities (CAHMIN)

The terms of reference of the CAHMIN were to draw up a framework convention and a protocol complementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). This Committee was active from 1994-1995.


Joint Programmes: the Council of Europe's Relations with the European Union

The Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) have a long tradition of co-operation which draws on their shared values: human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Each benefits from the other’s respective strengths and comparative advantages, competences and expertise, whilst avoiding unnecessary duplication.

The European Union is the Council of Europe’s most important institutional partner at both political and technical levels. Co-operation embraces all sectors of the Council of Europe and a wide spectrum of activities, making the European Union an “across the board” partner.

Co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Union takes the form of both high-level political contacts and joint activities. With regard to joint activities, numerous joint programmes to promote respect for human rights and the rule of law, and to address education, youth issues, and social affairs, are implemented.

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