Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

 

29/02/2012
Ireland 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 Ireland from 27 February - 2 March 2012 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Ireland (organised jointly with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)).

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

The Delegation includes Mr. Einar Niemi (member of the ACFC elected in respect of Norway), Ms. Edita Žiobienė (member of the ACFC elected in respect of Lithuania), and Mr. Krzysztof Zyman of the Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Ireland submitted its third State Report under the Framework Convention in July 2011. 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 Ireland.