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Sweden: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

20/10/2017

At the initiative of the Government of Sweden, the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities published its Fourth Opinion on Sweden on 16 October 2017. Government comments on the opinion are due on 5 February 2018.

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In memory of Dr Barbara Wilson

06/09/2017

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

18/07/2017

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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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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