Advisory Committee: adoption of three opinions

23/06/2017

During its 59th plenary meeting this week, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted three country-specific opinions under the implementation of this convention in states parties. Fourth cycle opinions were adopted on Slovenia (21 June),...

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Montenegro: receipt of the 3rd cycle State Report

19/06/2017

Montenegro submitted its third State Report on 16 June 2017, in English, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Montenegrin. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an...

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Election of three experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

06/06/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)2 Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities – Election of experts to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Montenegro, the Russian Federation and Sweden (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 May 2017 at...

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

29/05/2017

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

15/05/2017

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

15/05/2017

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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Austria: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

05/05/2017

The Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has published its Fourth Opinion on Austria together with the government comments. The comments are also available in German.

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Malta: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

04/05/2017

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

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

10/04/2017

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Ljubljana, Dolenjska and Lendava from 10 to 13 April 2017 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Slovenia. The...

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

03/04/2017

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Cluj, Suceava, Constanţa and Bucharest from 3 to 7 April 2017 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Romania. The...

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

03/04/2017

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Kiruna, Västerås and Stockholm from 3 to 7 April 2017 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Sweden. The Advisory...

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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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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

01/03/2017

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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Switzerland: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

22/02/2017

Switzerland submitted its fourth State Report on 15 February 2017, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is also available in German, Italian and Romansh. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an...

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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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