09/11/2012 Bosnia and Herzegovin

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

09/11/2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will visit Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Prnjavor from 6-9 November 2012 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in this country.

This is the third visit of the Advisory Committee to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Delegation will have meetings with the representatives of all relevant ministries, the Ombudsman, public officials, NGOs, as well as national minority organisations.

The Delegation includes Mr Eero J. AARNIO, Advisory Committee member elected in respect of Finland, Ms Athanasia SPILIOPOULOU ÅKERMARK, President of the Advisory Committee and member elected in respect of Sweden and Ms Sarah BURTON, Administrator, Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted its third State Report under the Framework Convention in May 2012. Following its visit, the Advisory Committee will adopt its own report (called Opinion), which will be sent to the government for comments. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will then adopt conclusions and recommendations in respect of Bosnia and Herzegovina.