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Advisory Committee: adoption of three opinions

23/06/2017

During its 59th plenary meeting this week, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted three country-specific opinions under the implementation of this convention in states parties. Fourth cycle opinions were adopted on Slovenia (21 June),...

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Montenegro: receipt of the 3rd cycle State Report

19/06/2017

Montenegro submitted its third State Report on 16 June 2017, in English, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Montenegrin. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an...

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Election of three experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

06/06/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)2 Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities – Election of experts to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Montenegro, the Russian Federation and Sweden (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 May 2017 at...

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4th ACFC delegation visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

29/05/2017

A 4th ACFC monitoring visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina is foreseen in July 2017.

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 Interview with Mr. Peter Leuprecht, one of the founding fathers of the FCNM


 Launching conference of the Fourth Thematic Commentary on the Scope of Application “The Framework Convention: a key tool to managing diversity through minority rights”, Strasbourg, 11 October 2016

“Today, more than ever, managing diversity intelligently and protecting fundamental rights are key to building inclusive societies and strong, resilient democracies. This commentary helps us better understand the experience of our member States in meeting this challenge, in the context of the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, and is therefore extremely welcome.”
Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe 


Europe, the “demonisation” of minorities and the rise of intolerance

24 September 2014: In this podcast interview, minorities expert Athanasia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, discusses her view that Europe’s “tolerance for intolerance” towards minority groups is on the rise.

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