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09/07/2012
Azerbaijan: 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 Baku, Quba, Qusar and Khachmaz  from 09-12 July 2012  in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Azerbaijan.

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

The Delegation includes Ms Anastasia CRICKLEY, Advisory Committee member in respect of Ireland, Mr Gjergj SINANI, Advisory Committee member in respect of Albania and Ms Charlotte ALTENHOENER-DION, Administrator, Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Azerbaijan submitted its third State Report under the Framework Convention in November 2012. 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 Azerbaijan.