MINELRES: FCNM ADvisory Committee visits Slovenia

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Original sender: Nicola Markes-Goerlach <Nicola.MARKES-GOERLACH@coe.int>


Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities: news concerning Slovenia 

THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF
NATIONAL MINORITIES VISITS SLOVENIA

STRASBOURG 04.04.2005 - A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the
Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities will be visiting Ljubljana, Murska Sobota, Lendava and
Koper-Capodristria this week (04 – 08 April) in the context of the
monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Slovenia. The
visit is the 7th country visit conducted by the Advisory Committee in
the second cycle of monitoring. The Committee is composed of 18
independent experts elected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council
of Europe.

Slovenia submitted its second state report under the Framework
Convention in July 2004, and the delegation of the Advisory Committee
will be in Slovenia in order to seek further information. The delegation
will meet representatives of the Government and other relevant sources,
including members of Parliament, representatives of minorities and NGOs.
On the basis of this and other information, the Advisory Committee will
subsequently adopt an opinion on how Slovenia has implemented the
various articles of the Framework Convention.

The delegation visiting Slovenia includes the following members of the
Advisory Committee: Mr Gunnar JANSSON (Finland) and Mr Zdzislaw W.
GALICKI (Poland) and will be assisted by Ms Artemiza-Tatiana CHISCA of
the Secretariat of the Framework Convention.

In addition to the report by Slovenia, the Advisory Committee has
received second cycle state reports for analysis and opinion from the
following countries: Armenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Moldova, San
Marino and Slovakia.



Nicola Markes-Goerlach 
Council of Europe 
Directorate General of Human Rights 
Secretariat of the Framework Convention 
for the Protection of National Minorities 
F-67075 Strasbourg-Cedex 
nicola.markes-goerlach@coe.int 
http://www.coe.int/minorities