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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Finland

17/03/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)1 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Finland (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 15 March 2017 at the 1281st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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Advisory Committee: adoption of two Opinions

10/03/2017

During its 58th plenary meeting this week, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted two country-specific opinions under the implementation of this convention in states parties. The fourth cycle Opinion on Kosovo* was adopted on 8 March...

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United Kingdom: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

09/03/2017

The Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has published its Fourth Opinion on the United Kingdom together with the government comments.

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Ireland: Travellers have been recognised as a distinct ethnic group

13/03/2017

Irish Legal News / Ireland (2 March 2017) Travellers have been recognised as a distinct ethnic group in an historic announcement made in the Dáil last night. Speaking in the Dáil, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Ireland has “implicitly recognised Travellers as having a distinct ethnic identity” for...

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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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