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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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Stellungnahme Deutschlands zum Dritten Bericht des Beratenden Ausschusses für das Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten (2. Dezember 2010)

2 December 2010 | 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 Cyprus adopted on 19 March 2010

8 October 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Comments of the Government of Cyprus on the Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minoroties by Cyprus (received on 8 October 2010)

8 October 2010 | 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 Hungary adopted on 18 March 2010

17 September 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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

17 September 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Third Report Submitted by Austria Pursuant to Article 25, Paragraph 1 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minoritites

23 August 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

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

23 August 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Children without parental care: urgent need for action

15 July 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

1 July 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Comments by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) to the Second Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Kosovo

31 May 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Commentaries

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