The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Framework Convention) is Europe’s most comprehensive treaty protecting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities.

It is the first legally binding multilateral instrument devoted to the protection of national minorities worldwide, and its implementation is monitored by the only international committee dedicated exclusively to minority rights: the Advisory Committee. It was adopted on 10 November 1994 by the Committee of Ministers and it entered into force on 1 February 1998. It is now in force in 39 states.

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