Traveller and Roma rights organization Pavee Point receives the 2020 Max van der Stoel Award

25/11/2021

Martin Collins, member of the Advisory Committee in respect of Ireland and Co-Director of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Dublin, Ireland, has received the award on behalf of his organization at a ceremony at the Peace Palace in The Hague last week. For more information visit the OSCE HCNM...

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

16/11/2021

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Italy this week (15-19 November 2021) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Italy. The...

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

10/11/2021

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting North Macedonia this week (8-12 November 2021) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to North...

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United Kingdom: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

05/11/2021

The United Kingdom submitted its Fifth State Report on 4 November 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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Latvia: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

03/11/2021

Latvia submitted its Fourth State Report on 27 October 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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73rd plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

29/10/2021

On 20, 22 and 27 October 2021, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 73rd plenary meeting via videoconference. The Committee approved its draft opinions on Norway and the Slovak Republic on 27 October, both of which will now undergo...

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Bulgaria: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

25/10/2021

Bulgaria submitted its Fifth State Report on 22 October 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Bulgarian. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended...

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

19/10/2021

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visited Slovenia last week (11-15 October 2021) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Slovenia. The...

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72nd plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

07/10/2021

On 4-7 October 2021, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 72nd plenary meeting in a hybrid mode with part of its members present in Strasbourg and the others joining remotely via videoconference. The Advisory Committee adopted on 4...

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Czech Republic: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

06/10/2021

The Fifth Opinion on the Czech Republic 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 Czech.

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Switzerland: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

04/10/2021

Switzerland submitted its Fifth State Report on 1 October 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is available in French, German and Italian. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an...

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Austria: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

04/10/2021

Austria submitted its Fifth State Report on 30 September 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in German. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for...

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

27/09/2021

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2021)17 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Romania (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 22 September 2021 at the 1412th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declares elected to the list of experts...

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Receipt of a Progress Report

20/09/2021

The UNMIK's (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) progress report on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Kosovo was received on 15 September 2021. This report, drafted by the OSCE in Kosovo in the context of its...

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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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