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News 2014

 

Archives :  2013 2012

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Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Strasbourg (France)
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25/02/2014    Montenegro: publication of the 2nd ACFC Opinion
The 2nd Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities on Montenegro  has been published at the request of the authorities together with the government comments on the Opinion.

20/02/2014    Albania and Ireland: publication of Committee of Ministers' resolutions
Resolution CM/ResCMN(2014)1 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Albania
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 February 2014 at the 1191st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
Resolution CM/ResCMN(2014)2 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Ireland
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 February 2014 at the 1191st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

19/02/2014    Gáspár Bíró: former member of the Advisory Committee
Gáspár Bíró passed away on 16 February after a long illness. He was a human rights defender, an excellent lawyer, and a scholar of politics and political philosophy who always kept a stringent balance between sound political judgment and scientific relevance.

His contribution to minority protection is incommensurable dating from the time of the negotiations in view of the adoption of the FCNM and encompassing the years when he served as a member of the Advisory Committee and a driving force in its Bureau.

 

His accurate remarks and his understanding of complex decision-making at national and international level were of great importance for the strengthening of the work of the Advisory Committee (ACFC). His critical and self-critical mind, his modesty and kindness added to the force that move minority issues forward in Europe. He was warmly appreciated by the Advisory Committee members and its Secretariat as a thinker, as an expert and as a friend. Gáspár fought fervently against destructive nationalism and intolerance and he leaves with us a valuable heritage and treasured memory to bring forward.


Athanasia Spiliopoulou Ĺkermark
President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

12/02/2014    Advisory Committee: adoption of the 3rd cycle Opinion on Bulgaria
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted the 3rd cycle Opinion on Bulgaria on 11 February 2014.

This Opinion is restricted for the time-being. It will now be submitted to the Committee of Ministers, which is to adopt conclusions and recommendations.

07/02/2014    Poland: publication of the 3rd ACFC Opinion
The 3rd Opinion on Poland of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published at the request of the authorities, just a few weeks after its adoption. 

29/01/2014    Denmark: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report
Denmark submitted today its fourth State Report in English (and Danish), pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

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

28/01/2014    Slovak Republic: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report
The Slovak Republic submitted on 28 January 2014 its fourth State Report in English (and Slovak), pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

This is the first fourth cycle State Report received by the Secretariat and thus commences the fourth monitoring cycle. 

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

20/01/2014    Malta: publication of the 3rd ACFC Opinion
The Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has published its third Opinion on Malta.

16/01/2014    Romania and Ukraine: publication of Committee of Ministers' resolutions
Resolution CM/ResCMN(2013)7 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Romania (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 December 2013 at the 1187bis meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)
Resolution CM/ResCMN(2013)8 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Ukraine (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 December 2013 at the 1187bis meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

13/01/2014    Latvia: publication of the 2nd ACFC Opinion and the government comments
The Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has published its second Opinion on Latvia (also available in Latvian) together with the government comments (also available in Latvian).

10/01/2014    Netherlands: publication of the 2nd ACFC Opinion and the government comments
The Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has published its second Opinion on the Netherlands (also available in Dutch and Frisian) together with the government comments (also available in Dutch).