09/11/2012 Bosnia and Herzegovin

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

04/12/2012

Kosovo*: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

The visit will take place between 3-7 December 2012 to evaluate the progress made in protecting the rights of non-majority communities in Kosovo*.

The Advisory Committee will hold meetings with community representatives, international organisations and central and local authorities in different regions of Kosovo* to discuss the situation and current concerns. This third visit is carried out under the specific agreement concluded between the Council of Europe and UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) in 2004. It follows the receipt of the third progress report, drafted by the OSCE and submitted by UNMIK in September 2012.

The Delegation includes Ms. Arzu AGHADASI-SISAN, member of the Advisory Committee in respect of Azerbaijan, Mr. Francesco PALERMO, member of the Advisory Committee in respect of Italy, and Ms. Charlotte Altenhöner-Dion of the Secretariat of Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Following the visit, the Advisory Committee will draw up its third Opinion on the implementation of the Framework Convention in Kosovo*, containing specific findings and recommendations for follow-up.

 

* 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.