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In memory of Dr Barbara Wilson


The Advisory Committee and the FCNM Secretariat are mourning the sudden death, on 1 September 2017, after a very short illness, of Dr Barbara Wilson, the Advisory Committee’s member elected in respect of Switzerland. Barbara, a Professor of International Law at the University of Lausanne and a...

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Georgia: receipt of the 3rd cycle State Report


Georgia submitted its Third State Report on 12 July 2017, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is also available in Georgian. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Hungary


Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)5 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Hungary (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 5 July 2017 at the 1291st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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Comments on the 4th ACFC Opinion on Kosovo* expected in November


* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

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 Interview with Mr. Peter Leuprecht, one of the founding fathers of the FCNM

 Launching conference of the Fourth Thematic Commentary on the Scope of Application “The Framework Convention: a key tool to managing diversity through minority rights”, Strasbourg, 11 October 2016

“Today, more than ever, managing diversity intelligently and protecting fundamental rights are key to building inclusive societies and strong, resilient democracies. This commentary helps us better understand the experience of our member States in meeting this challenge, in the context of the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, and is therefore extremely welcome.”
Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe 

Europe, the “demonisation” of minorities and the rise of intolerance

24 September 2014: In this podcast interview, minorities expert Athanasia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, discusses her view that Europe’s “tolerance for intolerance” towards minority groups is on the rise.

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