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Lithuania: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

28/02/2017

Lithuania submitted its fourth State Report in English on 23 February 2017, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is also available in Lithuanian. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion...

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Republic of Moldova: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

01/03/2017

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

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Armenia: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

01/03/2013

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

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Publication of the ACFC Opinions on Armenia and the Republic of Moldova imminent

24/02/2017

The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities expects to publish its 4th Opinions on Armenia and the Republic of Moldova on Wednesday, 1 March 2017, together with the corresponding government comments.

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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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