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

19 April 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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

18 July 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 Ireland on the Second Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Ireland

27 February 2007 | 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 Ireland, adopted on 6 October 2006

30 October 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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

3 January 2006 | 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 Ireland on the Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Ireland (received on 23 October 2003)

5 May 2004 | 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 Ireland

22 May 2003 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: Country Reports

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

13 November 2001 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

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