MINELRES: CoE Committee of Ministers Adopts Conclusions and Recommendations on Implementation of FCNM by Macedonia

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


Latest news from the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the
Protection of National Minorities 

THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS ADOPTS CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 
IN RESPECT OF "THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA" 

Strasbourg 15.06.2005 - The Committee of Ministers has just adopted a
resolution on how "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" has put to
practice the principles contained in the Framework Convention for the
Protection of National Minorities. This resolution contains conclusions
and recommendations which are largely based on the Opinion of the
Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of
National Minorities, highlighting a number of issues on which "the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" is expected to take further
measures to support its national minorities. 

The detailed Opinion of the Advisory Committee, together with the
comments by the authorities of "the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia", are already 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  
http://www.coe.int/t/e/human_rights/Minorities/1._GENERAL_PRESENTATION/1._News/N
ews%202005.asp#TopOfPage 

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


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