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Monitoring

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Advisory Committee

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The role of NGOs


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Committee of Ministers

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has the final responsibility in the monitoring of the Framework Convention (see Article 26 of the FCNM). It adopts country-specific Resolutions, which are largely based on the Advisory Committee’s Opinions.

The complementarity between these two bodies is therefore essential for the monitoring exercise.

The Committee of Ministers also determines a number of procedural rules relating to the monitoring of the Framework Convention. Among these are Resolution (97) 10 and Resolution CM/Res(2009)3 which have paved the way for the functioning of the monitoring until now (see below).

All decisions of the Committee of Ministers related to the FCNM are prepared by a sub-committee of the Committee of Ministers called
the Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H).

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List of resolutions adopted so far:

Resolution CM/Res(2009)3 amending Resolution (97) 10 on the monitoring arrangements under Articles 24-26 of the Framework Convention for the protection of National Minorities
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 April 2009 at the 1054th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

Resolution (97) 10
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 September 1997 at the 601st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
Rules adopted by the Committee of Ministers on the monitoring arrangements under articles 24 to 26 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

974th meeting – 27 and 28 September 2006
Proposal regarding the commencement of the monitoring of the Framework Convention without a state report

850th meeting – 03 September 2003
Proposal regarding the commencement of the monitoring of the Framework Convention without a state report

835th meeting – 08 April 2003
Renewal of authorisations granted to the Advisory Committee for the first monitoring cycle

832nd meeting - 19 March 2003
Failure to comply with the reporting obligation

799th meeting - 13 June 2002
Rights of national minorities - Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1492 (2001)

756th meeting - 12-14 June 2001
General issues related to the monitoring of the Framework Convention

740th meeting - 7 February 2001
Monitoring of the implementation of the Framework Convention

671st meeting - 19-20 May 1999
Notification by the Advisory Committee regarding its intention to invite information from sources other than the State concerned