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Switzerland: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

22/02/2017

Switzerland submitted its fourth State Report on 15 February 2017, in French, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is also available in German and Italian. (The English version will be available in due course). It is now up...

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Albania: Follow-up dialogue

08/02/2017

Members of the Advisory Committee met with State authorities and minority representatives in Tirana to discuss the current situation of national minorities in Albania and present the Thematic Commentary on the scope of application of the Framework Convention, which has a direct impact on the...

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Montenegro: Follow-up dialogue

07/02/2017

A second cycle follow-up seminar on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Montenegro took place in Podgorica on 7 February. Opened by Mr Mehmed Zenka, Minister of Human and Minority Rights, the meeting gathered representatives from the...

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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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