Latvia: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

22/02/2024

The Fourth Opinion on Latvia of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today together with the government comments. A summary of the Opinion is also available in Latvian.

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Sweden: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

19/02/2024

The Fifth Opinion on Sweden of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today together with the government comments. A summary of the Opinion is also available in Swedish.

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82nd plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

09/02/2024

On 5-9 February 2024, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 82nd plenary meeting in Strasbourg. The Advisory Committee adopted its final opinions on the implementation of the Convention by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark and Georgia....

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Cyprus: receipt of the 6th cycle State Report

02/02/2024

Cyprus submitted its Sixth State Report on 1 February 2024 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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Spain: receipt of the 6th cycle State Report

15/01/2024

Spain submitted its Sixth State Report on 12 January 2024 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Spanish. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for...

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Slovak Republic: receipt of the 6th cycle State Report

15/01/2024

The Slovak Republic submitted its Sixth State Report on 11 January 2024 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Slovak. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion...

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Council of Europe body regrets Russia’s withdrawal from the national minorities’ convention: millions left without protection

12/01/2024

Strasbourg, 12 January 2024 – Following the official notification of the denunciation by the Russian Federation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM), the FCNM Advisory Committee in a statement published today expressed its deep regret about the decision...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on the Republic of Moldova

11/01/2024

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Republic of Moldova on 10 January 2024: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2024)1 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of...

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Germany: receipt of the 6th cycle State Report

19/12/2023

Germany submitted its Sixth State Report on 18 December 2023 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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Adoption of three Committee of Ministers’ resolutions

18/12/2023

The Committee of Ministers has adopted three resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Albania, Austria and Liechtenstein: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2023)13 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National...

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

18/12/2023

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2023)16 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Serbia (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 13 December 2023 at the 1484th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declares elected to the list of experts...

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Promoting engagement with Council of Europe in Scotland

15/12/2023

On 13 December, the University of Glasgow’s College of Social Sciences and Centre for Public Policy hosted a public event aimed at raising awareness of the Council of Europe’s conventions protecting the rights of minorities and minority languages, organised alongside the University of Edinburg....

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Council of Europe minorities and minority languages expert at the sixteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues

30/11/2023

Vesna Crnić-Grotić, member of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, participated in this year’s Forum on “Minorities and Cohesive Societies: Equality, Social Inclusion, and Socio-economic Participation” on 30 November and 1 December 2023 in Geneva....

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

29/11/2023

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Lithuania this week (27 November – 1 December 2023) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to...

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Council of Europe Awareness Raising Event: The Council of Europe: Enhancing Minority and Linguistic Rights in Scotland, Glasgow, 13-14 December 2023

20/11/2023

The University of Glasgow’s College of Social Sciences and Centre for Public Policy, along with the University of Edinburgh, is organising is organising a discussion of Europe’s leading human rights organisation and how it can support current moves to enhance the rights of ethnic and linguistic...

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

14/11/2023

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Bulgaria this week (13-17 November 2023) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Bulgaria. The...

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Liechtenstein: publication of the 6th Advisory Committee Opinion

13/11/2023

The Sixth 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 translation into German of the Opinion will soon be made available.

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

07/11/2023

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Montenegro this week (6-10 November 2023) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fourth visit of the Advisory Committee to Montenegro....

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Adoption of three Committee of Ministers’ resolutions

06/11/2023

The Committee of Ministers has adopted three resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Netherlands, Romania and Kosovo*: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2023)10 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of...

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Azerbaijan: Visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

31/10/2023

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visited Azerbaijan last week (23-27 October 2023) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This was the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Azerbaijan. The...

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