Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.157 - Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 05/12/2020


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 6 January 1997 - Or. Est./Engl.

The Republic of Estonia understands the term "national minorities", which is not defined in the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, as follows: are considered as "national minority" those citizens of Estonia who

- reside on the territory of Estonia;
- maintain longstanding, firm and lasting ties with Estonia;
- are distinct from Estonians on the basis of their ethnic, cultural, religious or linguistic characteristics;
- are motivated by a concern to preserve together their cultural traditions, their religion or their language, which constitute the basis of their common identity.
Period covered: 01/02/1998 -
Articles concerned : -

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