Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

 

11/11/2013
Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria from 11-15 November 2013 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Bulgaria (organised jointly with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)).

This is the third visit of the Advisory Committee to Bulgaria.

The Delegation includes Ms. Athanasia Spiliopoulou ┼kermark (President of the ACFC and member elected in respect of Sweden), Ms. Arzu Aghdasi-Sisan (member of the ACFC elected in respect of Azerbaijan), and Ms. Sarah Burton of the Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Bulgaria submitted its third State Report under the Framework Convention in November 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 Bulgaria.