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Norway: receipt of comments on the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion


The authorities sent comments on the Fourth Opinion on Norway on 24 May 2017, having taken the initiative to publish the opinion already in February 2017.

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Death of Dr Oleksandr Zadorozhniy


The Advisory Committee and the FCNM Secretariat are mourning the sudden death, on 12 May 2017, of Dr Oleksandr Zadorozhniy, the Advisory Committee’s member elected in respect of Ukraine. Oleksandr, a Professor of International Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, has been a...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Croatia


Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)3 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Croatia (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 May 2017 at the 1286th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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4th ACFC delegation visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina


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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