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)x 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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Advisory Committee President, Marie B. Hagsgård, speaks at EU Council Presidency Conference Webinar

16/04/2021

Marie B. Hagsgård, President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, participated in the Webinar “Working together for Roma Rights - online conference on Roma equality, inclusion and participation in the EU” organised by Portugal's...

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Russian Federation: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

14/04/2021

The Russian Federation submitted its Fifth State Report on 13 April 2021 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is also available in Russian. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion...

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San Marino: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

23/03/2021

San Marino submitted its Fifth State Report on 22 March 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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Advisory Committee President: Equal rights for minority women

08/03/2021

Women and men, children and the elderly, persons belonging to national minorities and the majority are all different. But they all should have equal rights, and should have equal opportunities taking part in and forming the societies of tomorrow. This demands dialogue: active, engaged and mutual...

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Webinar on Cultural Diversity in the Era of Global Pandemic

08/03/2021

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of being an Observer to the Council of Europe, the Permanent Observer Mission of Japan organises a webinar entitled 'Societal Inclusion through Acknowledgement of Cultural Diversity - Experiences of Europe and Japan in the Era of Global Pandemic' on 12...

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