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

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 04/12/2020

Russian Federation

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 August 1998 – Or. Rus./Engl./Fr.

The Russian Federation considers that none is entitled to include unilaterally in reservations or declarations, made while signing or ratifying the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, a definition of the term “national minority”, which is not contained in the Framework Convention. In the opinion of the Russian Federation, attempts to exclude from the scope of the Framework Convention the persons who permanently reside in the territory of States Parties to the Framework Convention and previously had a citizenship but have been arbitrarily deprived of it, contradict the purpose of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
Period covered: 01/12/1998 -
Articles concerned : -


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