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

11 September 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

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

12 October 2009 | 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 Croatia on the Second Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Croatia (received on 01 April 2005)

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

Second Report Submitted by Croatia Pursuant to Article 25, Paragraph 2 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Appendices

13 April 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

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

13 April 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

Comments by the Republic of Croatia on the Opinion of the Adivisory Committee on the Implementaion of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Croatia

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

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

16 March 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities | Document type: States Parties Reports

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