In addition to country-specific opinions on the implementation on the Framework Convention, the Advisory Committee has developed a more transversal approach to its work after the 1st monitoring cycle. Indeed, in 2004, the Committee launched its work on thematic issues with the aim of summarising its experience and views on the most important issues it has come across in its monitoring work. The results of this thematic work take the form of 'ommentaries' on specific issues.

Four such commentaries (see below) have been adopted so far. Other themes are expected to be covered in the coming years in order to further guide States Parties and other actors in the implementation of the rights granted by the Framework Convention.


ACFC Thematic Commentary No. 4 (2016)

“The Framework Convention: a key tool to managing diversity through minority rights
The Scope of Application of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities"

(available in English, Czech, Dutch, Frisian and Romanian


ACFC Thematic Commentary No. 3 (2012) 

Language Rights
(available in Albanian, Armenian, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Frisian, German, Latvian, North Sami, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish)


ACFC Thematic Commentary No. 2 (2008)

Participation
(available in Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Czech, English, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Macedonian, North Sami, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish)


ACFC Thematic Commentary No. 1 (2006)

Education
(available in Azeri, Armenian, Czech, English, FinnishNorth Sami, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish)


Compilation of the three thematic commentaries in English (PDF)