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New translations of ACFC Thematic Commentary Nos. 3 & 4

14/11/2017

The Advisory Committee Thematic Commentary No. 3 on the language rights of persons belonging to national minorities under the Framwork Convention and the Advisory Committee Thematic Commentary No. 4: The Framework Convention: a key tool to managing diversity through minority rights - “The Scope...

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Advisory Committee: adoption of two opinions

10/11/2017

During its 60th plenary meeting this week, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted two country-specific opinions under the implementation of this convention in states parties. Fourth cycle opinions were adopted in respect of Azerbaijan...

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Advisory Committee fourth thematic commentary

09/11/2017

As you are aware, the Fourth Thematic Commentary on the Scope of Application “The Framework Convention: a key tool to managing diversity through minority rights” was launched on 11 October 2016 (see corresponding news item). We would like to invite you to visit the website page dedicated to the...

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

15/09/2017

* 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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