On 11 December, the Committee of Ministers has adopted a new resolution on the revised monitoring arrangements of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
The resolution contains a series of evolutions allowing monitoring to be more efficient and adapted to today’s needs, including:
- The automatic publication of opinions at the latest 4 months after their transmission to the authorities;
- The possibility to launch monitoring without a State report after 12 months (instead of 24 so far);
- The establishment of a confidential dialogue mechanism in order to further improve the quality of communication between member states and the Advisory Committee;
- The setting up a new rapid reaction mechanism.
It has been also agreed that the Committee of Ministers would start examining resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention as soon as States’ comments on the opinion of the Advisory Committee have been received.