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Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities of 1994 entered into force on 1 February 1998. Thirty-nine States are currently Party1 to it. Although not the only instrument to be developed within the Council of Europe relevant to the protection of national minorities, the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is certainly the most comprehensive document in this area. Indeed, it is the first ever legally binding multilateral instrument devoted to the protection of national minorities in general. The Framework Convention sets out principles to be respected as well as goals to be achieved by the Contracting Parties, in order to ensure the protection of persons belonging to national minorities, whilst fully respecting the principles of territorial integrity and political independence of States. The principles contained in the Framework Convention have to be implemented through national legislation and appropriate governmental policies. It is also envisaged that these provisions can be implemented through bilateral and multilateral treaties. Website: www.coe.int/minorities
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Comments of the Government of Lithuania on the Second Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Lithuania (received on 20 October 2008)

4 July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2011)10 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Germany

15 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Third Report Submitted by Sweden Pursuant to Article 25, Paragraph 2 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

1 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Comments of the Government of Italy on the Third Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Italy

30 May 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Advisory Commitee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - Third Opinion on Italy adopted on 15 October 2010

30 May 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Third Report Submitted by Romania Pursuant to Article 25, Paragraph 2 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

16 May 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Comments of the Government of Armenia on the Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Armenia (received on 20 April 2011)

20 April 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Advisory Commitee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - Third Opinion on Armenia adopted on 14 October 2010

20 April 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Comments of the Government of Finland On the Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Finland

13 April 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Advisory Commitee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - Third Opinion on Finland, Adopted on 14 October 2010

13 April 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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