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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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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

Comments of the Government of Austria on the Second Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Austria (received on 26 October 2007)

11 June 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: Second Opinion on Austria, Adopted on 8 June 2007

11 June 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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

1 December 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Comments by Austria on the Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities Austria

17 October 2002 | 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 - Opinion on Austria

16 May 2002 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Report Submitted by Austria Pursuant to Article 25, Paragraph 1 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Appendices

15 November 2000 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

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

30 June 2000 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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