Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

 

Conference:
Ten Years of Protecting National Minorities and Regional or Minority Languages
Institutions and Impact
Strasbourg (France), 11 March 2008

Presentations (in programme order)

Opening of the Conference

  • Opening Address by Ms. Maud de Boer Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
  • Opening Address by Mr. Dušan Čaplovič, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Knowledge based Society, European Affairs, Human Rights and Minorities
  • Address by Ambassador Christian Oldenburg on the occasion of the Conference marking the 10th anniversaries of the entry into force of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
  • Intervention de S. E. M. Bruno GAIN, Ambassadeur, Représentant permanent de la France auprès du Conseil de l’Europe, Président du Groupe des Rapporteurs du Comité des Ministres sur la Coopération juridique [available in French]

Protection of National Minorities and Regional or Minority Languages in Europe : Where do we stand ?

  • Intervention by Mr. Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Speech by Mr Brendan F. Moran, Director of the Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, “Protection of National Minorities and Regional or Minority Languages in Europe: Where do we stand?”
  • Speech by Mr. Boriss Cilevičs, Chair of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities
  • Allocution de M Gianni Buquicchio, Directeur, Secrétaire de la Commission européenne pour la Démocratie par le Droit (Commission de Venise) [available in French]
  • Discours de Mme Judit Solymosi, Présidente du Comité d’experts sur les questions relatives à la protection des minorités nationales (DH MIN) “La caractère complémentaire du DH-MIN par rapport à la Convention-Cadre pour la Protection des Minorités Nationales et la Charte Européenne des Langues Régionales ou Minoritaires” [available in French]
  • Speech by Mr. Alan Phillips, President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
  • Speech by Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter, Chairman of the Independent Committee of Experts for the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
  • Speech by Mr Igor Grexa, Ambassador, Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic