Country-specific monitoring of the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
The drafting of State reports is based on outlines (1st cycle, 2nd cycle, 3rd cycle, 4th cycle, 5th cycle) adopted by the Committee of Ministers and possible specific questionnaires by the Advisory Committee which set out the structure to be followed.
This drafting often involves a process of consultation with minority and non-governmental organisations, who are also encouraged to submit alternative reports or information.
Belgium, Greece, Iceland and Luxembourg have signed but not yet ratified the Framework Convention. Andorra, France, Monaco and Turkey have neither signed nor ratified the Framework Convention.