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

11/12/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)7 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Estonia (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 29 November 2017 at the 1301st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declare elected to the list of experts...

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

11/12/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)8 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Czech Republic (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 29 November 2017 at the 1301st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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Slovak Republic: Follow-up dialogue

04/12/2017

A follow-up seminar is taking place today and tomorrow in Bratislava in the context of the fourth monitoring cycle.

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

20/11/2017

A delegation of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will visit Riga, Daugavpils and Jūrmala from 20-24 November 2017 to evaluate progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Latvia. This is...

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Recently received 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 Framework 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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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Austria

08/11/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)6 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Austria (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 October 2017 at the 1297th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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

03/11/2017

A delegation of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visited Tyumen, Kazan, Krasnodar and Moscow (group 1) and Murmansk and Moscow (group 2) from 16-24 October 2017 to evaluate progress made in the monitoring of the...

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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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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Hungary

10/07/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)5 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Hungary (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 5 July 2017 at the 1291st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Italy

10/07/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)4 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Italy (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 5 July 2017 at the 1291st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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Ireland: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

04/07/2017

Ireland submitted its Fourth State Report on 3 July 2017, 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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Azerbaijan: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

04/07/2017

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Azerbaijan (Baku, Lankaran, Masalli) from 3-7 July 2017 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Azerbaijan. The...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

03/07/2017

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will be visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina (Trebinje, Stolac, Mostar, Jajce, Banja Luka, Prnjavor, Kakanj and Sarajevo) from 3-7 July 2017 to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of...

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Advisory Committee: adoption of three opinions

23/06/2017

During its 59th plenary meeting this week, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted three country-specific opinions under the implementation of this convention in states parties. Fourth cycle opinions were adopted on Slovenia (21 June),...

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Montenegro: receipt of the 3rd cycle State Report

19/06/2017

Montenegro submitted its third State Report on 16 June 2017, in English, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Montenegrin. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an...

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Election of three experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

06/06/2017

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)2 Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities – Election of experts to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Montenegro, the Russian Federation and Sweden (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 May 2017 at...

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