MINELRES: New on MINELRES

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Fri Oct 22 16:37:51 2004


Dear MINELRES list readers, 

Please find below the next list of the most essential new links and
recent additions on the MINELRES pages. 

Boris
MINELRES moderator


European Union
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For Diversity - against Discrimination. An initiative of the European
Union: European Commission's website on anti-discrimination launched on
16th June 2003 
http://www.stop-discrimination.info/

European Commission: Community Action Programme to combat discrimination
2001-2006 
http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/fundamental_rights/prog/index_en.htm


OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
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Guidelines on the use of Minority Languages in the Broadcast Media, 10
October 2003
http://www.osce.org/documents/hcnm/2003/10/2242_en.pdf

Warsaw guidelines: Recommendations to assist national minority
participation in the electoral process, elaborating on the Lund
Recommendations, 1 January 2001
http://www.osce.org/documents/hcnm/2001/01/240_en.pdf 


UN Human Rights Committee
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UN Human Rights Committee: Communication No.694/1996, Arieh Hollis
Waldman v. Canada
http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/b3bfc541589cc30f802568690052e5d6?Opendocument


Council of Europe
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PACE Recommendation 1623 (2003) Rights of national minorities 
http://assembly.coe.int/Main.asp?link=http%3A%2F%2Fassembly.coe.int%2FDocuments%2FAdoptedText%2Fta03%2FEREC1623.htm

European Court of Human Rights: Grand Chamber Judgment in the case of
Gorzelik and Others v. Poland, 17 February 2004. Press release issued by
the Registrar
http://www.echr.coe.int/Eng/Press/2004/Feb/GrandChamberJudgmentGorzelikvPoland.htm

European Court Jurisprudence on freedom of religion (from Human Rights
Without Frontiers website) 
http://www.hrwf.net/html/europeancourtjurisprudence2002.html

Shadow report on implementation of the Framework Convention for the
Protection of National Minorities in Bulgaria, by Bulgarian Helsinki
Committee, 2003
http://www.bghelsinki.org/special/en/2003_Shadowrep_FCNM.doc

Roma Shadow report on implementation of the Framework Convention for the
Protection of National Minorities in Bulgaria, by Human Rights Project
and Romani Bacht Foundation, 2003
http://www.minelres.lv/coe/report/Bulgaria_FCNM_RomaShadowReport_2003.pdf

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Report on the visit to
Latvia, 5-8 October 2003 
http://www.coe.int/T/E/Commissioner_H.R/Communication_Unit/Documents/By_country/Latvia/index.asp#TopOfPage

 
Selected publications
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Fernand de Varennes. The right to education and minority language.
EUMAP Project, 06 February 2004
http://www.eumap.org/articles/content/96/964

T.McGonagle, B.Davis Noll & M.Price, eds. Minority-Language Related
Broadcasting and Legislation in the OSCE. Study commissioned by the OSCE
High Commissioner on National Minorities, April 2003
http://www.ivir.nl/publications/mcgonagle/minority-languages.pdf

Russians in Estonia, their identity and ethnic conflict, by Vadim
Poleshchuk, 2003 (in Russian)
http://www.lichr.ee/rus/statyi/Russians-final.htm

Challenging Ethnic Democracy: Implementation of the Recommendations of
the OSCE High Commisioner on National Minorities to Latvia, 1993-2001,
by Jekaterina Dorodnova, 2003
http://www.core-hamburg.de/documents/CORE_Working_Paper_10.pdf 


NGOs and research organizations
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Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities (NEKI), Hungary
http://www.neki.hu/indexeng.htm

Observatory of Linguistic Rights Behatokia, a trust promoted by the
Council of Social Organizations in Favour of Basque
http://www.behatokia.org/

United Congress of Russian Communities of Latvia
http://www.ruslv.org/

Headquarters for the Protection of Russian Schools [in Latvia]
http://www.shtab.lv/main.php

Rusyn International Media Center
http://www.rusynmedia.org/