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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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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

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

31 March 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 - Opinion on Latvia adopted on9 October 2008

30 March 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 - Second Opinion on Ukraine adopted on 30 May 2008

30 March 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 Latvia on the First Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Latvia (received on 18 May 2009)

30 March 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 Ukraine on the Second Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Ukraine (received on 19 November 2008)

30 March 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 the Slovak Republic adopted on 28 May 2010

18 January 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 the Slovak Republic on the Third Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Slovak Republic

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

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