MINELRES: Georgia: Meeting focuses on the ratification of FCNM
Tue Feb 15 08:55:22 2005
Original sender: Markes-Goerlach Nicola <Nicola.MARKES-GOERLACH@coe.int>
Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National
GEORGIA: MINORITY RIGHTS AT THE CENTRE OF DISCUSSIONS
STRASBOURG 14.02.2005 - A meeting organised by the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Georgia and the Council of Europe is taking place in Tbilisi
on 14 February 2005: it focuses on the ratification of the Framework
Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Georgia. The
meeting brings together all relevant stakeholders, including
representatives of the government and parliament, NGOs and minority
associations as well as international organisations. Asbj█rn Eide,
President of the Advisory Committee, and Boriss Cilevi╔s, member of the
Parliamentary Assembly, are participating in the discussions: they will
introduce the role and practical importance of this Human Rights Treaty.
The ratification of the Framework Convention is one of the commitments
undertaken by Georgia upon its accession to the Council of Europe.
Georgia signed this Treaty in 2000 and its ratification is now expected
to take place by the end of September 2005.
Council of Europe
Directorate General of Human Rights
Secretariat of the Framework Convention
for the Protection of National Minorities