Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

 

17/10/2011
Romania: 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 Bucharest, Cluj and Baia Mare  from 17-21 October 2011 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Romania.

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

The Delegation includes Ms. Milena Klajner (member of the ACFC elected in respect of Croatia), Ms. Athanasia Spiliopoulou Åkermark (member of the ACFC elected in respect of Sweden), Ms Edita Žiobienė (member of the ACFC elected in respect of Lithuania) and Mr. Krzysztof Zyman and Ms María Morán of the Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Romania submitted its third State Report under the Framework Convention in May 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 Romania.