Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities


Seminar: International Legal Guarantees for the
Protection of National Minorities and Problems in their
Implementation, with a special focus on minority education
Strasbourg (France) 18 October 2006

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Programme
Briefing Note for the Participants

Summary of discussions

    Summary of discussions made by Mr. Patrick Thornberry, Professor of International Law, Keele University

    Elements to the Conclusions of the seminar by Mr. M. A. Lebedev, Deputy Director, Department for Humanitarian Co-operation and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation [Russian]

    Summary of discussions made by Mr Venaliy Amelin [Russian only]

Presentations

    Speech by Ms. Maud de Boer Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

    Statement on the ‘Status of international protection of national minorities: where do we stand’, by Mr. Gennady D. Oleynik, Chairman, Committee on Issues of the North and Less Numerous Peoples, Council of Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation [Russian]

    Status of international protection of national minorities: ‘where do we stand?’ by
    Mr. Gunnar Jansson
    , Second Vice-President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

    Status of international protection of national minorities: ‘where do we stand?’ by
    Mr. Rolf Ekus
    , High Commissioner on National Minorities, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

    Status of international protection of national minorities: ‘where do we stand?’ Statement by Mr. Manuel Lezertua, Director of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights

    Status of international protection of national minorities: ‘where do we stand?’ by
    Mr. Boriss Cilevics
    , Chair of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities

    Preservation and development of cultural plurality: The Russian approach by
    Mr. Valery Stepanov
    , Institute of Ethnology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian)

    “Experience of the Russian Federation in the field of support and protection of national minorities” by Mr. Alexander Zhuravsky, Director of the Department of Interethnic Relations of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation
    [Russian]

    Experience of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in the Field of Education by Ms. Sia Spiliopoulou kermark

    Language and educational matters - Experiences of the monitoring work of the Committee of Experts by Mr. Jarmo Lainio, Member of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

    National Minorities and the Content of Education by Mr. Tom Hadden, Human Rights Centre, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Organizing Education in Polyethnic Russia by Mr. Mikhail Kouzmine and Ms. Olga Artemenko, Centre for Ethnic Matters in Education, Moscow [Russian]

    National Minorities and Minority Language Education. Introductory remarks by the Chair, Mr. Asbjrn Eide

    National Minorities and Minority Language Education by Ms. Vesna Crnić-Grotić, Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

    Equal Access to Education by National Minorities by Mr. Claude Cahn, Programme Director, European Roma Rights Centre

    Equal Access to Education by National Minorities. Discussion Paper submitted by
    Ms. Miranda Vuolasranta
    , European Roma and Travellers Forum ERTF

Interventions of the Participants

DH-MIN referenced documents

    DH-MIN(2006)011 Compilation of First and Second Cycle Opinions of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Respect of Article 14 of the FCNM, 20 July 2006

    DH-MIN(2006)010 Compilation of First and Second Cycle Opinions of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Respect of Article 13 of the FCNM, 20 July 2006

    DH-MIN(2006)009 Compilation of First and Second Cycle Opinions of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Respect of Article 12 of the FCNM, 20 July 2006

ACFC referenced documents

ACFC/25DOC(2006)002 Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Commentary on Education under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, 2 March 2006 [Russian and Azeri]