Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities


UNMIK/Kosovo*: monitoring of the implementation of minority rights continues

The UNMIK's (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) progress report on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Kosovo was received on 13 September 2012. This report, drafted by the OSCE in Kosovo in the context of its third community rights assessment, provides information on the measures taken to follow up on the 2011 recommendations of the FCNM monitoring bodies. It was made public in conformity with a specific agreement signed in 2004 between UNMIK and the Council of Europe. This agreement emphasizes that it is without prejudice of the status of Kosovo* and abides Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of Ministers.


* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.