MINELRES: FCNM: News concerning Liechtenstein and Moldova

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Thu Dec 8 09:34:06 2005

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

Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National 
Minorities: news concerning Liechtenstein and Moldova 


Strasbourg 07.12.2005 - The Committee of Ministers has just adopted resolutions 
on how Liechtenstein and Moldova have put to practice the principles contained 
in the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. These 
resolutions contain conclusions and recommendations which are largely based on 
the Opinions of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the 
Protection of National Minorities, highlighting a number of issues on which 
these countries are expected to take further measures to support their national 

The detailed Opinion of the Advisory Committee in respect of Liechtenstein and 
Moldova, together with the comments by the authorities concerned are available 
on line.

The implementation of the Framework Convention is monitored by the Committee of 
Ministers and the Advisory Committee. The Committee of Ministers adopts 
conclusions and recommendations on the way in which States Parties comply with 
the various obligations enshrined in this treaty. In doing so, the Committee of 
Ministers can rely on the assessment made by the Advisory Committee on the 
basis of periodical State reports and information from other sources. Follow-up 
activities are carried out by the Advisory Committee between periodical 
reporting cycles. 

Further information on the work of these bodies may be found on the following 
web-site: www.coe.int/minorities .

PS. The text of both resolutions, the opinion and comments concerning 
Liechtenstein will only be available on our site from tomorrow. The other 
documents are already available. If your day will be happier by having these 
documents to-day, please send a message to minorities.fcnm@coe.int ..

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 

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