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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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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

Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: Third Opinion on Germany adopted on 27 May 2010

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

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

Third Report Submitted by Germany Pursuant to Article 25, Paragraph 1, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Received on 9 April 2009)

9 April 2009 | 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 Germany, Adopted on 1 March 2006

7 February 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

Comments of the Government of Germany on the Second Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Germany (received on 20 July 2006)

7 February 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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

13 April 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Comments by the Federal Republic of Germany on the Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in the Federal Republic of Germany

19 July 2002 | 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 Germany Adopted on 1st March 2002

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

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

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

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