09/11/2012 Bosnia and Herzegovin

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

19/03/2013

Netherlands: 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 the Netherlands from 19-21 March 2013 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention.

This is the second visit of the Advisory Committee to the Netherlands. 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 Mr Eero J. AARNIO, Advisory Committee member elected in respect of Finland, Ms Aliona GROSSU, Advisory Committee member elected in respect of Moldova and Mr Valery OVCHINNIKOV, Advisory Committee member elected in respect of the Russian Federation. and Ms Michèle AKIP, Head of the Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: The Netherlands submitted its second State Report under the Framework Convention in September 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 the Netherlands.