MINELRES: CoE FCNM: Committee of Ministers Adopts Conclusions and Recommendations in respect of Estonia
Wed Feb 15 21:05:22 2006
Original sender: Nicola Markes-Goerlach <Nicola.MARKES-GOERLACH@coe.int>
Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities: news concerning Estonia
THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS ADOPTS CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN
RESPECT OF ESTONIA
Strasbourg 15.02.2006 - The Committee of Ministers has just adopted a
resolution on how Estonia has put into 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 second cycle Opinion of the Advisory Committee on
the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities,
highlighting a number of issues on which Estonia is expected to take
further measures to support its national minorities.
The detailed Opinion of the Advisory Committee in respect of Estonia,
together with the comments by the authorities are already available on
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
Further information on the work of these bodies may be found on the
following web-site: www.coe.int/minorities .
Council of Europe
Directorate General of Human Rights
Secretariat of the Framework Convention
for the Protection of National Minorities
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