Slovak Republic: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

09/09/2021

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting the Slovak Republic this week (6-10 September 2021) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to the...

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Coming soon: Conference on the role of NGOs and research institutions in promoting national minority rights on 7 September 2021

03/09/2021

Budapest: In the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, Hungary and the Council of Europe are organising a conference on “The role of NGOs and research institutions in promoting Council of Europe norms and standards on national minority rights” to be held on 7...

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Germany: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

25/08/2021

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Germany this week (23-27 August 2021) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Germany. The...

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Norway: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

25/08/2021

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and a delegation of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages are carrying out a coordinated visit to Norway this week (23-27 August 2021)...

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Lithuania: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

19/07/2021

Lithuania submitted its Fifth State Report on 19 July 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of Ministers.

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Adoption of two Committee of Ministers’ resolutions

07/07/2021

The Committee of Ministers has adopted two resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Liechtenstein and the Republic of Moldova: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2021)15 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of...

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Challenge of ensuring national minority rights taking new forms, tools to address it adapting

01/07/2021

In her opening remarks, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić spoke about the reform of the tools of the Council of Europe to help national minorities preserve and develop their cultures and languages and fully participate in public life: the Framework Convention for the...

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Conference on national minority rights on 29 June 2021: Follow it live!

28/06/2021

The live stream to follow the conference on “Council of Europe norms and standards on national minority rights: Results and challenges” is now available on the conference website. Organised in the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the conference is dedicated to...

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Liechtenstein: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

10/06/2021

The Fifth Opinion on Liechtenstein of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today. A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is available in German.

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Croatia: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

10/06/2021

The Fifth Opinion on Croatia of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today. A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is available in Croatian.

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Montenegro

06/06/2021

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Montenegro on 3 June 2021: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2021)14 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...

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Sweden: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

02/06/2021

Sweden submitted its Fifth State Report on 1 June 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Swedish. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the...

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71st plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

02/06/2021

On 31 May and 1 June 2021, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 71st plenary meeting by videoconference. It adopted its final opinion on the implementation of the Convention by the Czech Republic and approved its draft opinion on...

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Netherlands: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

01/06/2021

The Netherlands submitted their Fourth State Report on 31 May 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Dutch. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Romania

20/05/2021

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Romania yesterday: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2021)13 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Romania...

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Save the date: Conference on national minority rights on 29 June 2021

19/05/2021

In the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, Hungary and the Council of Europe are organising a conference on “Council of Europe norms and standards on national minority rights: Results and challenges”. From the early 1990s, Hungary supported the Council of Europe’s...

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Election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

07/05/2021

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2021)12 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of the Netherlands (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 5 May 2021 at the 1403rd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declares elected to the list of experts...

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Albania: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

06/05/2021

Albania submitted its Fifth State Report on 5 May 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Albanian. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the...

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Martin Collins, Advisory Committee member in respect of Ireland, on “Combating antigypsyism”.

04/05/2021

On 29 April, Martin Collins, member of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, spoke at the 11th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society on “Combating antigypsyism”. He presented the Advisory Committee’s...

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9th edition of the collected texts now online

22/04/2021

All relevant texts in one publication: The 9th edition of the Framework Convention’s collected texts is available in English and French, containing next to the Convention’s text and its explanatory report, the Committee of Ministers’ Resolution CM/Res(2019)49 on the revised monitoring...

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