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At a glance

About the FCNM

Text of the FCNM

State Parties - map

Publications (ISBN)


Monitoring

About monitoring

Advisory Committee

Committee of Ministers

The role of NGOs


Documents

AC Opinions by country

State Reports/Comments

CM Resolutions by country

Thematic commentaries


Events

Calendar

Follow-up dialogue

News


Resources
(including archives)

Documentary resources

Contact

 


 

The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Role in brief

The Advisory Committee is the independent expert committee responsible for evaluating the implementation of the Framework Convention in State Parties and advising the Committee of Ministers. The results of this evaluation consist in detailed country-specific opinions adopted following a monitoring procedure. This procedure involves the examination of State Reports and other sources of information as well as meetings on the spot with governmental interlocutors, national minority representatives and other relevant actors.

Independent experts

The Advisory Committee is composed of 18 independent experts elected and appointed for four years. In accordance with Resolution (97)10 of the Committee of Ministers, members of the Advisory Committee shall have recognised expertise in the field of the protection of national minorities. They shall serve in their individual capacity, shall be independent and impartial and shall be available to serve on the Committee effectively.

Composition

Rules of procedure

Meeting reports

Activity reports