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Slovenia: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

10/04/2017

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Ljubljana, Dolenjska and Lendava from 10 to 13 April 2017 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Slovenia. The...

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Norway: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

10/04/2017

The Norwegian authorities took the initiative to publish the 4th Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities on 22 February 2017. Should they choose to submit comments on the opinion, the deadline foreseen is 25 May 2017.

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Romania: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

03/04/2017

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Cluj, Suceava, Constanţa and Bucharest from 3 to 7 April 2017 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Romania. The...

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Government comments expected from Austria and Malta

24/04/2017

Government comments on the 4th cycle Advisory Committee opinions in respect of Austria and Malta are due on 5 and 3 May 2017 respectively. It is also around this date that the opinions will be made public.

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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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