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News 1999

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[20/08/1999] The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visits Finland

[30/11/1999] The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visits Hungary


20/08/1999
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visits Finland

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will visit Helsinki on 23-24 August 1999 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Finland. The visit is the first country-visit conducted by the Advisory Committee since its establishment in 1998. The Committee is composed of 18 independent experts elected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Finland submitted its first state report under the Framework Convention in February 1999, and the delegation of the Advisory Committee will be in Finland in order to seek further information. The delegation will meet representatives of the Government and other relevant sources, including the Parliamentary Ombudsman, representatives of NGOs and other experts. On the basis of this and other information, the Advisory Committee will subsequently adopt an opinion on how Finland has implemented the various articles of this new human rights convention of the Council of Europe.

The delegation visiting Finland will be headed by the President of the Advisory Committee, Professor Rainer HOFMANN (Germany), and it will also include the following ordinary members of the Advisory Committee: Ms Mirjana DOMINI (Croatia), Mr Andreas JACOVIDES (Cyprus) and Ms Eva SMITH-ASMUSSEN (Denmark).

In addition to the report by Finland, the Advisory Committee has received state reports for analysis and opinion from the following countries: Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia and the United Kingdom. State reports are made public.


30/11/1999
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visits Hungary

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visits Budapest this week (29 November - 1 December 1999) in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Hungary. The visit is the second country-visit conducted by the Advisory Committee since its establishment in 1998. The Committee is composed of 18 independent experts elected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Hungary submitted its first state report under the Framework Convention in May 1999, and the delegation of the Advisory Committee will be in Hungary in order to seek further information. The delegation will meet representatives of the Government and other relevant sources, including the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Rights of Ethnic and National Minorities, representatives of NGOs and other experts. On the basis of this and other information, the Advisory Committee will subsequently adopt an opinion on how Hungary has implemented the various articles of this new human rights convention of the Council of Europe.

The delegation visiting Hungary includes the following members of the Advisory Committee: Mr Dalibor JÍLEK (Czech Republic) Ms Marju LAURISTIN (Estonia) Ms Eva SMITH-ASMUSSEN (Denmark).

In addition to the report by Hungary, the Advisory Committee has received state reports for analysis and opinion from the following countries: Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. State reports are made public.