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Latvia: receipt of the 3rd cycle State Report

07/12/2016

Latvia submitted its third State Report on 6 December 2016, in English and Latvian, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of...

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Albania: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

21/11/2016

Albania submitted its fourth State Report on 18 November 2016, in English, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of Ministers.

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

21/11/2016

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv and Uzhorod from 21-29 November 2016 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Ukraine. The...

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Publication of the ACFC Opinion on "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" imminent

18/11/2016

The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will soon publish its 4th Opinion on "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".

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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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