Advisory Committee deplores Russia’s usage of minority rights as a pretext for invading Ukraine, concerned about the war deepening mistrust in interethnic relations

23/05/2022

Strasbourg, 23 May 2022 - The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, condemning in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, “deplores that the Russian authorities used issues of minority rights as a...

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75th plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

20/05/2022

On 16-20 May 2022, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 75th 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 18...

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Norway: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

19/05/2022

The Fifth Opinion on Norway 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’s main findings is also available in Norwegian.

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Switzerland: 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

04/05/2022

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 Switzerland this week (2-6 May 2022)...

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Czech Republic: Follow-up dialogue

21/04/2022

Prague, 21 April 2022: A follow-up meeting concerning the Fifth Opinion on the Czech Republic of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is being organised today by the Czech authorities. The meeting gives representatives of the authorities and...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on San Marino

08/04/2022

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by San Marino on 6 April 2022: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)4 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...

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

08/04/2022

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)3 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of the United Kingdom (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 6 April 2022 at the 1431st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declares elected to the list of...

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

06/04/2022

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting the United Kingdom this week (4-8 April 2022) 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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Kosovo*: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

05/04/2022

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Kosovo* this week (4-8 April 2022) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Kosovo*. The...

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

01/03/2022

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)1 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Switzerland (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 23 February 2022 at the 1426th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declares elected to the list of...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Croatia

25/02/2022

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Croatia on 23 February 2022: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)2 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities...

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

22/02/2022

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Armenia this week (21-25 February 2022) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Armenia. The...

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San Marino: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

08/02/2022

The Fifth Opinion on San Marino 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 Italian.

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74th plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

04/02/2022

On 31 January – 4 February, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 74th plenary meeting via videoconference. The Committee approved its draft opinions on Slovenia and North Macedonia, both of which will now undergo a confidential...

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Ukraine: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

11/01/2022

Ukraine submitted its Fifth State Report on 10 January 2022 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 a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on the Czech Republic

10/12/2021

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Czech Republic on 8 December 2021: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2021)18 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National...

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National minorities and minority languages on the agenda of the 4th plenary meeting of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion - CDADI

08/12/2021

Strasbourg, 8 December 2021: The President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Marie B. Hagsgård, and the Chair of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Vesna Crnić-Grotić, addressed today...

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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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