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25/03/2013
Latvia: 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 Riga & Rēzekne from  25 - 28 March 2013 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention.

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

The Delegation includes Ms Ivana JELIĆ, Advisory Committee member elected in respect of Montenegro and Mr Gjergj SINANI, Advisory Committee member elected in respect of Albania, and Ms Charlotte Altenhoener-Dion, Administrator, Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Latvia submitted its second State Report under the Framework Convention in September 2012. Following its visit, the Advisory Committee will adopt an 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 Latvia.